Houston, TX asked in Sexual Harassment for Texas

Q: How long after sexual assault at the workplace do I have to file a claim or suit In the state of Texas?

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Grant Gerleman
Grant Gerleman
  • Addison, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: The statute of limitations recently changed in Texas a few years ago so it depends on when the assault occurred and how old you were at the time. If it happened within the past few years, then the statute of limitations for tort claims involving sexual assault is 5 years for an adult and 15 years from the time the victim turns 18 if the victim was a minor at the time. If the assault occurred several years ago, then the old statute of limitations may apply.

If you are interested in filing a claim, then I would recommend consulting with an attorney ASAP to take a look at it and determine which parties there may be claims against.

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