What is wrongful termination statute of limitation in Redwood City, California?
I doubt they have a different statute of limitations than the rest of the State of California. It depends on what it is that you're claiming. It can be anywhere from 1 to 2 or even 3 years. Without knowing more about your case, it's impossible to say what your claims are, and therefore impossible to say what your statute of limitations is.
If you believe that your rights have been violated, and you decide that you want to take legal action, make sure to do so within your statute of limitations or your rights could be lost forever.
I hope this information is helpful for you.
Craig T. Byrnes
Disclaimer: Please be aware that I am not offering legal advice, nor forming an attorney-client relationship with you. I am not representing you, nor doing anything to protect your legal rights. If you believe that you have suffered a legal wrong, take action before any statute or limitations expires, or your right to do so may be lost forever. Good luck in your legal matter.
There are many types of claims that are generically referred to as wrongful termination.
The actual tort known as wrongful termination in violation of public policy has a statute of limitations in California of 2 years from the date of the termination.
Some of the other claims where you can potentially claim termination as a part of the action include violation of FEHA which requires an administrative complaint filed within one year of the act about which you wish to complain and then a statute of limitations of one year after the right to sue letter is issued; violation of Title VII, the ADEA or the ADA, all of which require the filing of an administrative complaint within 300 days of the act about which you wish to complain and then a statute of limitations of 90 days after issuance of the right to sue letter, and several statutory claims with various other statutes of limitations.
If you believe you have been terminated unlawfully the prudent move is to locate and consult with an experienced employment law attorney as soon as possible to explore your facts and determine your options. I would suggest you look either on this site in the Find a Lawyer section, or go to www.cela.org, the home page for the California Employment Lawyers Association, an organization whose members are dedicated to the representation of employees against their employers.
Most employment attorneys who practice this area of law work offer a free or low cost consultation in the beginning and then, if the matter has merit and value, will usually agree to work on a contingency basis, meaning you can hire an attorney without paying any money until the matter results in a positive outcome for you. Many advance all the costs of the litigation as well. Do not let fear of fees and costs keep you from finding a good attorney.
Good luck to you.
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