Otsego, NY asked in Employment Law for New York

Q: How many years does an employee have before the right to sue the employer for wrongful dismissal expires?

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Joshua Friedman
Joshua Friedman
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: In NY, three years for discrimination, except race and color discrimination, for which there is a special federal statute called 42 USC 1981, which has a four year deadline. Not to be confused with something the EEOC issues when it finishes your case, called a Notice of Right to Sue. You have only 90 days to file your lawsuit once you receive the Notice of Right to Sue from the EEOC.

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