My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: NC, City: Raleigh

I was terminated about-to-be 3 yrs ago after filing with EEOC, who did not pursue the case but gave right-to-sue and I think 90 day period. The attorney we consulted (wonderful person) advised not to worry on 90 day statute as he is more interested to file it (something that I couldn't understand) under the general Civil Rights legislation which gives couple of years to file. 3 yrs have passed quick. Since I'm not able to get in touch with him ... does anyone know what specific Civil Rights act/sections are applicable in my case?

(It is religious and racial discrimination and retaliation).