Is there a statute of limitations for filing a wrongful termination lawsuit in a federal court?

Asked on January 28, 2013 under Employment Labor Law, New York

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The filing of a wrongful termination lawsuit in federal court does have a statute oif limitations for filing. If the basis for the lawsuit for wrongful termination is based upon a federal statute, the federal statute will set forth the time period for filing. If one is in federal court under diversity of citizenship alone for a wrongful termination matter, then state law sets forth the statute of limitations for the wrongful termination matter.


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