How Long Do You Have To Bring a Wrongful Discharge Claim Against Your Employer?

How Long Do You Have To Bring a Wrongful Discharge Claim Against Your Employer?

NH Wrongful Discharge -In a recent case, the New Hampshire Supreme Court wrestled with the question of when the three year statute of limitations begins in a wrongful discharge case.  In the case of Cluff-Landry v. Roman Catholic Bishop of Manchester, a teacher at a private school was notified on April 15, 2012, that her contract would not be renewed for the following year.

Her last day of employment however was June 30, 2012.  So did she have three years from her last date of employment or three years from when she was told that she would not be renewed?  The Supreme Court said that it was the date she was told her contract would not be renewed because that is the date when she should believe that the school’s decision was in bad faith and retaliation for reporting misconduct and disruption by a student.

When she filed suit on May 13, 2015, she was almost a month late and over the statute of limitations.  You need to consult an attorney about issues like statute of limitations because they are very tricky and what might appear at first blush could be adequate time may not be.

If you have an employment issue, it is important to contact one of our NH employment law attorneys at Douglas, Leonard & Garvey, P.C.       Call us at 1-800-240-1988 or fill out our online contact form.

 

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