Why You Need To Act Now
Waiting To Raise Discrimination Concerns Can Hurt
The old saying, “He who hesitates is lost,” is certainly true when it comes to employment law. Fear is the obstacle here. Most people do not raise concerns of civil rights violation right away because of the fear of isolation and retaliation. Acting on fear never helps, and almost always hurts in the long run.
Hesitating from fear feeds arguments like these:
- You didn’t mind. You played along. If it was so bad, why did you wait?
- It’s your fault. By waiting to complain, you never the company a chance to stop it.
- You complained because you were disciplined, not because you were discriminated against. You only complained after being written-up because you were trying to protect your job and make excuses.
You are not alone. Ralston Kinney, LLC, provides support and courage in raising concerns of civil rights violations and bullying. Lean on time-tested legal representation that has successfully helped hundreds of Missouri residents through workplace discrimination.
Knowing how time limits in law operate is important. But, realizing the vital importance of taking action and specifically what action to take and how, well before those legal time limits even began is more important. There is no need to worry. Call and we will help you.
If you believe you have been the victim of workplace discrimination but wait too long to do something about it, you will be unable to take legal action.
Ralston Kinney, LLC, provides time-tested legal representation for residents of Kansas City, Missouri, who have been the victim of workplace discrimination. As employment law attorneys, we understand how time limits in law operate and why you need to act now if you have a discrimination claim.
The Statute Of Limitations Explained
Under both Missouri and federal law, most civil causes of action contain a time limit on when you can file suit. Known as the “statute of limitations,” this limit sets a deadline on how much time can pass after the actions that wronged you until you must sue, or lose your right to take action. Once the statute of limitations runs out, or “tolls,” you may not be able to sue — no matter how strong your case is.
The deadline for workplace discrimination claims is shorter than you might think. Once you have reached the litigation stage, you have two years to file suit against the employer. The clock begins from the date you believe you were discriminated against. The actual date that you were wronged may not be obvious, and if enough time has passed, you may have to hurry to get your claim filed in time.
Call A Lawyer Today
If you are concerned about missing your chance to get compensated for the employment discrimination you suffered, contact us, Ralston Kinney, LLC, today. We can be reached at 816-298-0411 or via the email form on this website.