The part-time job I had was NOT an "at will" job. What is the statute of limitation, with respect to filing a wrongful termination/EEOC/civil rights case? (Within how much time must I file the case, so that I can get justice?)
I'm concerned about your certainty in your premises. Texas is an at will employment state. If your job was not "at will" because you have an employment contract, it is likely that you need to timely sue on the contract rather than resort to EEOC. If it was not "at will" because you have tenure or civil service protection, then you may need to be timely asserting your rights in the specific procedures agreed upon for resolution of those kinds of employment disputes. There are very few non-at will jobs for which it would be sound to be spending time in EEOC procedures. If you are really not an at will employee, be sure that you are not letting any non-at will employment rights run out the time.
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It is somewhat complicated, but in general, you have 300 days from the date of the discriminatory act to file a claim of discrimination with the EEOC under Title VII and 180 days to file a claim with the Texas Workforce Commission under the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act, with a two year statute of limitations to file suit.
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