Statute of limitations are actually legislation passed by the governing administration in addition to local legislative bodies. Such statutes establish the maximum period of time after an event within which proceedings may be started.
Wrongful termination cases normally see 3 categories of claims. Each one falls under separate statute of limitations. Knowing all time constraints is crucial, due to the fact that legal action is likely to be denied if begun at a later time.
The Maine statutes (laws) of limitations are Maine Revised Statutes Title 14, § 751 et seq.
Statute of limitations by type of claim
In Maine, the statute of limitations on contractual claims is set by the state government. The time limits for oral contracts and written contracts can differ.
- Oral contracts: 6 years
- Written contracts: 6 years
National law establishes the statute of limitations on workplace discrimination cases, for example pregnancy, constructive discharge, workplace retaliation or race, color, national origin, religion discrimination.
- 180 days to file with EEOC
- 300 days if Maine law prohibits the discrimination as well
Maine local regulation determines the statute of limitations on filing tort (personal injury) claims, for instance intentional infliction of emotional distress, discharge in violation of public policy or defamation.
- Tort claims: 6 years
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