Silver Spring, MD asked in Employment Law and Civil Rights for Maryland

Q: Can I still file with the eeoc if I passed the 180 day limit to file with the mchr (Maryland)

I was under the impression that filing with my employers (county gov.) eeo office was the same as filing with the Mchr. Filed with employers office and filed with MCHR after 6 month deadline(missed by a few days)

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Jonathan C. Puth

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  • Civil Rights Lawyer
  • Washington, DC
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: Yes, you have 300 days to file with the EEOC in Maryland, where there is a state deferral agency. If you are referring to Montgomery County office of human rights you should also be timely.

By the way, if you're late with a filing it doesn't matter usually if it's one day late or 100. Either way in most instances you're out of luck.

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