39-2-314. Civil action limitation. (1) Except as provided in subsection (2), an individual who is discharged, discriminated against, or denied employment in violation of 39-2-313 may file a civil action against an employer within 1 year of the alleged violation and the court may require any reasonable measure to correct the discriminatory practice and to rectify the harm, pecuniary or otherwise, to the person discriminated against and may allow reasonable attorney fees to the prevailing party.
(2) Prior to filing a civil action under subsection (1), an employee shall, within 120 days of the alleged violation, initiate any internal grievance procedure available. If a grievance procedure is not exhausted within 120 days, the employee may file a civil action.