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I retired about 6 years ago; and prior to retiring I was subjected to abuse and discrimination which resulted, eventually, in my left foot toes being amputated and a long hospital stay(about a year) Is it too late for a lawsuit

Lawyer's Assistant: Was the discrimination based on race, religion, age, gender, disability, or national origin?

Race and age

Lawyer's Assistant: Is the employment "at will," union, full time, or part time?

At will

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

No, I didn't pursue this at the time because of illness

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Employment Law
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Hello! I am a licensed attorney, admitted to practice in state and federal court. I have a nearly 100% satisfaction rating so all that means is that you can count on me to help today. The answer to your question, unfortunately, is probably yes. Generally, you can file a complaint with the EEOC for race and age based discrimination. Also, filing a charge is a legal prerequisite to filing a lawsuit. You must file a charge within 180 days of the discriminatory act; this time limit is extended to 300 days if your state or local government also has a law prohibiting race discrimination (as noted above, most do). For wrongful termination (contract) disputes, then you usually have 4 years from the time it occurred. At this rate, it may be too late. I’m very sorry.

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