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Thank you for the information and your question. Unfortunately, there is a very short statute of limitations for gender discrimination and sexual harassment causes of action. The employee only has 180 days from the date of last discriminatory act to file a complaint with the State of Tennessee, or 300 days to file with the EEOC. A complaint must be filed with one of the agencies I mentioned during those timelines in order to preserve a case for suit. Therefore, if you never filed those complaints with those timelines, the statute of limitations for any case you might have would have already run out since, as you say, it has been a year and a half.
Once the complaints have been filed you would have had one year from the date of the alleged sexual harassment to file suit or 90 days from the date the agency issued their "right to sue" letter, whichever was later.
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