Q: How long after termination does a ex employee have to potentially start a lawsuit against their past employer?
Your question depends on what you plan on suing your employer for. The statute of limitations provides timeframes for when a lawsuit must be filed and failure to do so during that time will result in you being unable to file a lawsuit. The following limits are outlined in the Official Code of Georgia Annotated:
Injury to Person - 2 years (O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33)
Libel/Slander - 1 year (O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33)
Fraud - 2 years (O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33)
Injury to Personal Property - 4 years (O.C.G.A. § 9-3-32)
written Contracts - 6 years (O.C.G.A. § 9-3-24)
Oral Contracts - 4 years (O.C.G.A. § 9-3-26)
You should consult with a civil attorney to learn more. Contact my office for more information.
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