Statutes of Limitation – How Much Time a Victim Has to File a Claim in California

Statute of Limitations Sexual Harassment

Below is an explanation of the amount of time that victims have to file a lawsuit, called the statute of limitations, for the following types of claims in California:

  • Sexual Harassment at Work
  • Sexual Harassment in a Professional Relationship Outside of Work
  • Sexual Assault and Sexual Battery of an Adult
  • Sexual Assault, Battery, or Abuse of a Minor / Childhood Sexual Assault
  • Domestic Violence
  • Distribution of Private Sexually Explicit Materials
  • Defamation
  • Wrongful Termination in Violation of Public Policy
  • Statute of Limitation Extensions Due to Covid19

The statute of limitations in California for different acts that constitute sexual harassment and sexual assault is varied and complex.  Check out the summary below of the different statutes of limitation that could affect your claims, and speak with an experienced attorney about what time limits apply to your specific situation.