Deadlines applied without mercy….

Quick: how many days does it take to get from May 9 to November 10?  Answer: 185

How many days does a person have to file a complaint of discrimination with the EEOC or Texas Workforce Commission?  180. 

Do the courts offer any lenience on this deadline? Apparently not.  Former school police officer Castillo missed her deadline by five days. Based on that, the court held that it did not have jurisdiction to even consider her complaint of sex discrimination.  Officer Castillo had complaints over other alleged acts of discrimination or retaliation, and those were filed in timely fashion. But the complaint over sex discrimination was untimely. Tossed out. 

The case is Donna ISD v. Castillo, decided by the Texas Court of Appeals for the 13th District on August 13, 2020.


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