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What is the acceptable amount of time allowed legally for an individual to file a harrasment and discrimination suit?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

California

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

At will.

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Thank you very much for your patience. Generally, it is sensible to file a discrimination and harassment lawsuit as soon as it occurs. The reason is because the evidence, the witnesses, and the facts are much easier to obtain when the time hasn’t passed. Sometimes, cases like these can drag on for years while an investigation is being conducted. For instance, in an EEOC investigation, the Agency has 180 days to file their report of investigation of what happened. So, you can see that it can take a long time. Accordingly, there is a statute of limitations. You generally only have 300 days from the date of the alleged harassment and discrimination to file a lawsuit. Accordingly, you should move right away.

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