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With whom did you file the discrimination complaint?
Also, what type of discrimination are you alleging (race, age, gender, etc.)?
No, you can't sue until you get the "right to sue" letter from the EEOC. If you do then the judge will just dismiss the case and quite possibly award the other side's attorney's fees against you for a frivolous filing since the law requires you to wait until you have "exhausted all administrative remedies" before filing suit.
If you have an additional complaint then you want to file and add it to the EEOC complaint as well. If you don't then the other side will try to get that allegation dismissed since the EEOC didn't get a chance to look at it.