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Is There a Time Limit for Wrongful Termination Claims?

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Question: What is the time limit on a wrongful termination claim?

Answer: In most states, unless an employee is subject to an employment contract, there can be no claim for wrongful termination. This is what is meant by “at will” employment. As for claims under various statutes such as those dealing with employment discrimination, the answer varies depending on the statute (and remember, there are both state and federal discrimination statutes).

This response is intended for general informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice or a legal opinion, nor is this column a substitute for formal legal assistance. For help with particular legal needs, members are invited to consult with Brooke Duncan III of Adams and Reese LLP. Mr. Duncan can be reached at 504-585-0220 or by email at

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