|Before a person has the right to file a lawsuit in a discrimination case, they must first exhaust their administrative remedies, which includes filing a charge of discrimination with either the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Texas Workforce Commission - Civil Rights Division, or the City of Austin Equal Employment/Fair Housing Commission.
The deadlines associated with filing a Charge of Discrimination are fairly short, so you need to act quickly once you are on notice that you have been the victim of any type of discrimination or harassment; otherwise, you may lose your rights. If you are retailiated against for reporting illegal activities of a government agency, your deadline to take action is even shorter.
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