• The EEOC’s deadline for filing a suit to enforce anti-discrimination laws is 300 days from the discriminatory act. The deadline for a discrimination claim with the Pennsylvania Human Rights Commission is 180 days after the discriminatory act.
  • Under the new Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, if you are subjected to unlawful pay discrimination, each paycheck you receive counts as a new discriminatory act, beginning once more the 300 day deadline for filing.
  • If you are claiming employment discrimination, you must file first with an agency like the EEOC, the PHRC, the Pittsburgh Human Relations Commission or the new Allegheny County Human Relations Commission.
  • Your employer and your landlord cannot make decisions based on any “protected characteristic” including: age (40 or older), race, sex, national origin, disability, religion, sexual orientation (in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County), familial status, or pregnancy.
  • Even if you are employed through a temp employment agency, you still have rights under federal anti-discrimination statutes.