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Is there a statute of limitations to file a claim violation

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Is there a statute of limitations to file a claim for a violation of civil rights?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Loren replied 2 years ago.
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Yes, what is the background of the claim? Which state?
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Racial discrimination harassment , New Jersey
Expert:  Loren replied 2 years ago.
Deciding an issue that had divided the Federal Appellate Courts, the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that the four-year statute of limitations enacted by Congress in 1990 applies to claims of racial discrimination and harassment brought under the Civil Rights Act of 1866, a statute commonly known as Section 1981. 42 U.S.C.
Expert:  Loren replied 2 years ago.
For workplace claims the statute of limitations is 6 months. Also, state claims carry a 2 yr limitation period.

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