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Court permits disability discrimination claim against the Town of Stonington to go forward

In a federal lawsuit, the former Town Manager of Stonington, Maine, Howard Willingham, claims that the Town discriminated against him on the basis of his disability. The Town filed a motion that asked the court to dismiss the case. The Town argued that Mr. Willingham did not file his lawsuit within the statute of limitations set forth in a right-to-sue letter that he received from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The court rejected the Town’s argument and permitted the case to go forward. The court held that a different, longer statute of limitations applied to Mr. Willingham’s claims.

Many employee rights statutes have different statutes of limitation. If you believe your rights may have been violated, you should contact an experienced employment lawyer immediately to make sure that you do not miss your opportunity to bring a claim.