Statutes of limitations are actually rules enacted by the government in addition to state legislative bodies.
All of these regulations establish the maximum time after an incident inside of which legal proceedings can be initiated.
The New York statutes (laws) of limitations are New York Civil Practice Laws & Rules § 201 et seq.
Unlawful termination cases usually see three types of claims. Each falls under different statute of limitations. Being aware of all time restraints is crucial, given that legal action is likely to be denied if begun afterwards.
Statute of limitations by type of claim
Federal government law establishes the statute of limitations on work discrimination claims, including race, color, national origin, religion discrimination, pregnancy, sexual orientation discrimination or disability.
- 180 days to file with EEOC
- 300 days if New York law prohibits the discrimination as well
New York state legislation sets the statute of limitations on filing tort (personal injury) claims, including defamation, premeditated infliction of emotional distress or discharge in violation of public policy.
- Tort claims: 3 years
In New York, the statute of limitations on contractual claims is determined by the local government. The time limits for oral contracts & written contracts may be different.
- Oral contracts: 6 years
- Written contracts: 6 years
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