If the workplace sexual harassment happened less than three years ago, then you should have time to bring your sexual harassment lawsuit in New York State Court.
Sexual harassment is a form of employment gender discrimination that is governed by Federal, New York State and New York City Law. The time in which you have to file your sexual harassment lawsuit in court is determined by the applicable Statute of Limitations. The Statute of Limitations for filing your lawsuit under New York Sate and New York City law is three years. The time for commencing your lawsuit in Federal Court is somewhat shorter. In order to bring a sexual harassment action in Federal Court, you must file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) within 300 days of the last incident of sexual harassment. Thereafter, you can request from the EEOC a right to sue in Federal Court.
If it is too late to file your claim with EEOC, there is no reason to be concerned, if you have a New York sexual harassment claim. You can still file your action in New York State Court, as long as the last incident of sexual harassment occurred less than three years ago.
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