Your Law Firm For Life
Photo of Robert D. Sheehan and Shawn Richard Cioffi

Discrimination claim must be filed within the allotted time limit

On Behalf of | Aug 1, 2015 | Employment Litigation |

Those in Michigan or elsewhere who believe they have been the victims of workplace discrimination may not know the best ways to approach such situations. At the end of the day, discrimination, in any of its forms, should not be tolerated by employees or employers. Legal claims can be made against employers who are accused of taking part in or failing to prevent such actions.

When a current or former employee chooses to pursue a legal claim against an employer, there are certain things he or she will need to keep in mind. One such thing would be that, just as with most legal actions, there are certain time limits in which a discrimination claim may be filed. The average amount of time a person is given to file such a claim is up to 180 days. There are situations, though, in which that may be extended to 300 days.

What if multiple discriminatory events occurred? Unfortunately, this does happen more often than most care to admit. An employee who has been subjected to numerous events of this nature may file claims for each incident. The time limit rule will apply to each individual event unless a victim claims that the harassment has been continuous rather than isolated episodes.

Filing legal claims against an employer can seem frightening and difficult, which is completely understandable. However, an employee, whether in Michigan or elsewhere, who feels he or she has been discriminated against can take legal action without fear of retaliation. With legal assistance, a discrimination claim can be filed that would allow a victim to seek a reasonable resolution for the issue at hand and, potentially, achieve compensation for any losses suffered.

Source:, “Time Limits For Filing A Charge“, Accessed on July 30, 2015


FindLaw Network