If I could turn back time: racing the clock on Title VII claims

One question that frequently comes up when employers are sued for discrimination or harassment is how far back in time the court or administrative agency can look to determine whether there was any wrongdoing. In legalese, that's referred to as a statute of limitations, which sets a maximum amount of time for a person to file a legal claim after the alleged wrongdoing took place. Sometimes, an employer can get a case dismissed early on in the proceedings if the current or former employee waited too long to file the discrimination or harassment claim.

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