Hi, my name is Alex Hartzband, and I'm an employment attorney at Faruqi & Faruqi.
In order to preserve your federal discrimination or retaliation claim, you must file within 300 or 180 days of your employer's last discriminatory or retaliatory act, depending on the state where you work. That said, you may have additional time to file similar claims under state or local law.
For example, in New York State or New York City, employees have three years, as opposed to just 300 days, from their employer's last discriminatory or retaliatory act to file their state or city claims for discrimination or retaliation. Determining how much time you have to file your employment related claim can be difficult, and unfortunately the federal law does not provide employees with very much time to take action.
Accordingly, if you feel you've been discriminated or retaliated against at work, we encourage you to reach out to an attorney experienced in employment litigation as soon as possible.