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Minnesota Wrongful Termination Statute of Limitations

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Statute of Limitations for Minnesota Employment Law Claims

 

Under the law, you must begin a legal proceeding to assert your claims within certain designated periods (called “statutes of limitations”) or you forfeit your claims.  You might be surprised to learn that the statute of limitations to pursue many common employment law claims is very short.  The chart below highlights the applicable statute of limitations for many common employment law claims in the State of Minnesota.

 

Type of Claim Minnesota Statute of Limitation (Deadline)  Federal Statute of Limitation (Deadline)
Discrimination (age, disability, race, color, national origin, sex, etc.)  One (1) year from the act of discrimination 300 days from the act of discrimination
Harassment (sexual harassment, racial harassment, etc.)  One (1) year from the act of discrimination 300 days from the act of discrimination
Retaliation for Reporting Discrimination or Harassment  One (1) year from the act of discrimination 300 days from the act of discrimination
Unpaid Wages, Unpaid Commissions, Overtime Two (2) years from the date the wages should have been paid; Three (3) years if the failure to pay was willful  Two (2) years from the date the wages should have been paid; Three (3) years if the failure to pay was willful
Breach of Employment Contract Most likely two (2) years from the date the contract was breached if the action is primarily to recover unpaid wages; possibly longer in other situations   N/A
Defamation Two (2) years from the date the defamatory statement was made  N/A

 

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