National laws together with state laws and regulations restrict the length of time an individual can go to court after an alleged offense. These deadlines are determined through legislation called statutes of limitations.
The Tennessee statutes (laws) of limitations are Tennessee Code § 28-3-101 et seq.
Wrongful discharge cases generally see three categories of claims. Each one has unique statute of limitations. Being aware of these time constraints is very important, since legal action can be dismissed if initiated afterwards.
Statute of limitations by type of claim
Tennessee local legislation establishes the statute of limitations on filing tort (personal injury) claims, for example willful infliction of emotional distress or discharge in violation of public policy.
- Tort claims: 1 years
In the state of Tennessee, the statute of limitations on contractual complaints is defined by the state. The time limits for written contracts and oral contracts can be different.
- Oral contracts: 6 years
- Written contracts: 6 years
Federal government law establishes the statute of limitations on workplace discrimination lawsuits, like sexual orientation discrimination, age discrimination or disability.
- 180 days to file with EEOC
- 300 days if Tennessee law prohibits the discrimination as well
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