Braintree, MA asked in Sexual Harassment for Rhode Island

Q: What is the statute of limitations for sexual harrassment and also sexual harassment in the work place in Rhode island??

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Neville Bedford

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  • East Providence, RI
  • Licensed in Rhode Island

A: Time Limits

180 days to file a charge

(may be extended by state laws)

Federal employees have 45 days to contact an EEO Counselor

source: https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/types/sexual_harassment.cfm

In other words, the worst case scenario might be that you have 180 days from the date when you last endured sexual harassment in which to file a claim. Depending on your state, you may have more time.

If you go beyond the time period to file a sexual harassment claim, your claim will be time barred. This means you will no longer be able to recover damages or bring legal action as a result of the sexual harassment. As such, in order to avoid limiting yourself in the future, it's extremely wise to contact a sexual harassment attorney as soon as possible if you suspect that you might have a sexual harassment case on your hands. The attorney with lots of exeprience in sexual harassment suits will be well-versed in the time limitations that apply in your specific jurisdiction. He or she are in the best position to properly advise you regarding your legal options.

https://employment-law.freeadvice.com/employment-law/sexual_harassment/time_limitations.htm

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