Whistleblower Statute of Limitations Increased to Six Years

On December 15, 2014, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled that the time limitation to file a claim under the Minnesota Whistleblower Act (MWA), Minn. Stat. § 181.932 is six years. Previously, the Court had held the time period was two-years.

The MWA prohibits an employer from discharging, threatening, otherwise discriminating against, or penalizing an employee regarding the employee’s compensation, terms, conditions, location, or privileges of employment because “the employee, or a person acting on behalf of an employee, in good faith, reports a violation or suspected violation of any federal or state law or rule adopted pursuant to low to an employer or to any governmental body or law enforcement official.” Minn. Stat. § 181.932, subd. 1(1).

This is good news for whistleblowers. If you feel you have been retaliated against for reporting illegalities at your workplace, give us a call, 612-278-9832.