Joliet v Pitoniak

475 Mich 30 (2006). When does the clock start ticking on an employee’s claim of discrimination? In this case, a female employee resigned then sued the city for age and gender discrimination which she said occurred over a period of time by a supervisor who left employment of the city two months before she did. There is a three-year statute of limitations on civil rights claims. While the trial court and court of appeals found in favor of the plaintiff, the supreme court held that the time for claiming the alleged discrimination began when it occurred, not when the employee resigned The Supreme Court specifically overruled its prior decision in Jacobson v. Parda Fed Credit Union, 457 Mich 318 (1998).