Discrimination Case Dismissed Due to Failure to File Paperwork on Time

Jose Carlos Caycho Melgar attempted to file a retaliation and discrimination complaint with the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) following the end of his employment with T.B.B. Printing, Ltd. He failed to provide the requested information before the statute of limitations ran out. TWC forwarded his complaint to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) which has a longer statute of limitations. Caycho again failed to respond to requests in a timely manner. Months after the EEOC issued a Dismissal and Notice of Rights to Caycho, he filed a suit in federal district court. The district court and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed the claim because Caycho failed to exhaust administrative remedies. Read more about Caycho’s delays here.