Judge rules that plaintiff waited too long to file lawsuit.
A U.S. Federal District judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought against Uniregistry and one of its former employees for sexual harassment by granting the defendant’s motion for summary judgment.
The former employee sued (pdf) the company and one of its former employees in July 2018, claiming sexual harassment and retaliation.
But judge Josephine Staton agreed (pdf) with the defendants that her lawsuit was time-barred.
There are strict time requirements for filing such as case, including a 90-day window after the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission closes an investigation. The time limits are in place, in part, to ensure that potential witnesses to the activities are available and the parties have the best recollection of events.
In this case, some of the witnesses of the alleged harassment had left Uniregistry before Uniregistry was aware of the plaintiff’s claims.