Columbus, OH's Employment Lawyer
The attorneys at The Friedmann Firm LLC are Ohio Employment Lawyers that focus their practice on plaintiff's employment law. The Friedmann Firm assists Ohio's employees with a wide variety of employment law issues. Our office is centrally located in Columbus, Ohio and its Columbus Employment Lawyers have successfully represented clients from Columbus, Cleveland, Toledo, Dayton, Cincinnati and the surrounding areas. Our attorneys also represent clients in various civil and criminal litigation matters.
Disability Discrimination and Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA")
Our Columbus ADA disability discrimination attorneys handle all claims related to the Americans with Disabilities Act, including failure to accommodate, discrimination based on your disability, unlawful medical examinations and retaliation. Our Ohio FMLA Lawyers can assist you with any claim related to the FMLA. Such claims include: FMLA discrimination, interference or retaliation. Any Ohio employee who meets certain requirements and has a "serious medical condition" qualifies for 12 weeks of FMLA leave. Our Columbus FMLA lawyers can help you navigate the application process and can explain the differences between continuous and intermittent FMLA leave.
Discrimination: Sexual Harassment, Gender and Pregnancy Discrimination
Our centrally-based Columbus employment lawyers handle all claims related to Title VII, which prohibits discrimination against Ohio's employees based on gender, race, pregnancy, national origin and religion, including sexual harassment claims. Sexual harassment claims encompass harassment by the opposite sex or the same sex. If you are an Ohio employee and you've been sexually harassed, contact one of our Ohio sexual harassment lawyers and we can help. Our lawyers represent individuals who have filed a Charge of Discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") and Ohio Civil Rights Commission ("OCRC").
Our pregnancy discrimination attorneys can help you if you've been treated badly or terminated because of your pregnancy. If you've been discriminated against because you do not conform to gender stereotypes or because you are transgendered, we can help you.
Discrimination: Race Discrimination, Religious Discrimination and Age Discrimination
Have you been treated differently or discriminated against because of your race? Such actions are illegal, pursuant to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Our race discrimination lawyers can advise you of your rights. If you've been harassed or have been told you cannot engage in your religious practices at work, you may have a legal claim. If you've been fired to make room for younger employees or have been discriminated against because of your age, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 protects you. The Ohio age discrimination lawyers at our firm will stand up for you.
Wage & Hour Claims: Unpaid Compensation, Unpaid Overtime
If you have not been paid the correct amount of overtime wages, you are protected by the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"). Our Ohio overtime lawyers can help you fight for what you are owed. If you and several other employees have not been paid the correct amount of overtime wages, you may be able to file a collective action under the FLSA. You may be exempt from overtime or you may be misclassified as an exempt worker but are truly non-exempt, meaning you are entitled to overtime pay for all hours worked over 40 hours per work week. Additionally, if you are an independent contractor and believe you may be an employee, our Ohio Wage and Hour lawyers will answer your questions and make that determination.
Retaliation and Whistleblower
Our Ohio workplace retaliation lawyers will fight for you if you've been retaliated against for engaging in what is defined as "protected activity" under the law. Your employer cannot fire, demote, harass or retaliate against you for complaining about discrimination, participating in an investigation regarding discrimination or otherwise opposing discrimination of any kind. Our Ohio retaliation FAQ page more fully explains retaliation and what you should do if you feel you are being retaliated against. The Columbus whistleblower lawyers at our firm will help you understand what it means to be a whistleblower and what you can do if you fear you are being retaliated against for blowing the whistle.
Military Discrimination: The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA)
If you believe you are being discriminated against because of your military status, our Ohio Military Discrimination Status Attorneys can help. USERRA is designed to protect any individuals who are members of the armed forces. Contact one of our attorneys today if you believe you are being discriminated against because of your military status.
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