In Ontario, the standard limitation period is 2 years from the date you discovered you suffered a loss. Once that period expires, would-be claimants are barred, with few exceptions, from bringing a lawsuit. In Ontario, the standard 2 year limitation does not apply in most cases of sexual assault and abuse.
In 2016, Ontario changed the Limitations Act to remove the limitation period for civil lawsuits relating to sexual assault and abuse.
Why wait to bring a claim years later? Times have changed. With the RCMP sexual harassment and Harvey Weinstein lawsuits making international news, more and more survivors are now breaking their silence. Often times, victims:
We can assist you in deciding whether or not to pursue a civil sexual assault claim.
Nicholson Gluckstein Lawyers