Tuesday was the two-year anniversary of the last day that former Jets quarterback Brett Favre allegedly sent a text message to former Jets in-house sideline reporter Jenn Sterger. Under New Jersey law, the statute of limitations for workplace sexual harassment claims is two years.
Sterger did not file suit on Tuesday, according to her lawyer, Joseph Conway. It remains to be seen whether a suit is filed raising other legal theories that have later deadlines, either under New Jersey law or the law of other states..
There’s still a chance that Sterger will try to file a sexual harassment claim under New Jersey law. During a phone interview earlier this month, Conway told PFT that he believes the two-year period for filing a sexual harassment claim ends in June 2011, on the two-year anniversary of the date of the last phone call made by Favre to Sterger. Since neither Favre nor Sterger were employed by the Jets at that time, that seems like a stretch.
The safest date for filing suit that would have been immune to a timeliness challenge was today. And no suit was filed today.
Next, look for the NFL to announce its decision regarding the internal investigation that has been pending since early October within the next day or two.