Yes all employment issues have time limits, or statutes of limitation, and the time limits are very strictly followed. Employee complaints filed with any state or federal agency will have very strict time limits. These are especially relevant when filing unemployment claims, workers’ compensation claims, and discrimination complaints. Most state and federal agencies count every day, including weekends and holidays, as part of the time limits.
Even people with the very best reasons for not filing their complaints on time are still required to follow the time limits. These limits are usually generous, 180 days to file a discrimination complaint, and fifteen, thirty, sixty, or ninety days to appeal a ruling. The law rarely forces someone to react in a one or two-day time period.
The problem is that some people procrastinate and put the paperwork aside, waiting for some divine intervention or for someone else to take the responsibility for filing the paperwork. There is absolutely nothing that can be done once that time limit is passed. Your case will not be heard.