National laws and also individual state statutes restrict how long a person can institute legal proceedings following a claimed offense.
Wrongful termination cases generally have three types of claims, each one having unique statute of limitations. Being conscious of all time restraints is very important, as legal action is likely to be denied if begun at a later time.
The Kentucky statute (law) of limitations is Kentucky Revised Statutes § 413.080 et seq.
Statute of limitations by type of claim
Federal government law sets the statute of limitations on workplace discrimination claims, for instance age discrimination, constructive discharge, gender discrimination or workplace retaliation.
- 180 days to file with EEOC
- 300 days if Kentucky law prohibits the discrimination as well
Kentucky state legislation sets the statute of limitations on filing tort (personal injury) claims, for example firing in violation of public policy or intentional infliction of emotional distress.
- Tort claims: 1 years
In the state of Kentucky, the statute of limitations on contractual complaints is defined by the state. The time limits for oral contracts & written contracts can differ.
- Oral contracts: 5 years
- Written contracts: 10 years (15 years for contracts dated July 15, 2014 and before)
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Even though employment-at-will is the prevailing form of employment in the USA, there are laws to protect employees against unjust discrimination and harassment.
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