Ann Kiernan replies:
There is no federal statute on wrongful termination; this area of the law is state-by-state. So, it depends on what state you are working in. It also depends on the kind of claim you are bringing. For instance, if you are claiming a breach of contract, most states have a six-year statute. For libel or slander, many states have a one-year or even shorter time limit. But for “general” wrongful termination, two years is common. Please make sure you check with a local employment lawyer to get the right information for your particular situation.
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