Five-Year Statute of Limitations Starts… Now

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A key provision of the Oregon Workplace Fairness Act takes effect today. Previously, Oregon law required most workplace discrimination and harassment claims to be brought within one year.

Under the new law, employees will have up to five years to bring claims for unlawful workplace discrimination and harassment that occurs on or after October 1, 2019.

While the new Oregon statute of limitations is longer and provides more protection for workers, we recommend that you contact an employment attorney quickly if you suspect you have been subject to workplace discrimination or harassment.

Klein Munsinger LLC is a law firm located in Portland, Oregon which focuses on employment law matters in Oregon and Washington. You can learn more about the firm here, or you can contact us for a free consultation at or 503.568.1078.