NBC's failure to honor its contractual promise to pay you pension benefits, coupled with the fact that it reduced your paycheck for those benefits, triggers your right to claim for breach of contract
. Further, you may have a claim under ERISA
(the federal retirement benefits law) for their failure to properly handle your claim for benefits.
Because this claim is likely quite valuable, you need to have it handled by a local attorney specializing in employment law
and ERISA rights. NYC is full of very qualified employment law attorneys that can handle this claim for you.
The statute of limitations for this claim is 6 years from the breach. Since you should have started to receive the benefits in 2009, that is when the statute starts to run. Accordingly, you have until 2015 to bring these claims. However, I encourage you to start on it immediately by making appointments with local attorneys to see if they will take your case. You should request that the case be taken on a contingency fee (where you do not have to pay unless you win the case).
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