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October 15, 2019 | Can I Sue Emotional Distress Lawsuit Against My Employer in Ohio

You do have the legal right to hold your employer for inflicting emotional distress or for failing to stop managers and coworkers from causing emotional distress. However, you will only be able to secure compensation for emotional distress if you can also prove that you suffered from harassment, discrimination or retaliation.  The emotional distress must

September 27, 2019 | What Does the Ohio Whistleblower Protection Act Cover?

The Ohio Whistleblower Protection Act makes it illegal for employers in the private and public sectors to punish or harass workers who report wrongdoing by their employer, boss or colleagues. An employee who does suffer retaliation for blowing the whistle on criminal or dangerous activities has rights under the whistleblower act to sue to get

September 10, 2019 | What Laws Exist to Stop Workplace Harassment in Ohio?

Three federal laws prohibit most instances of workplace harassment in Ohio. After briefly describing each, we will explain what constitutes illegal harassment and what victims of harassment can do. We focus on the federal statutes because Ohio’s workplace harassment laws match them almost exactly. Summarizing Antiharassment Laws Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of

August 23, 2019 | What is the Minimum Wage in Ohio

Does Higher Minimum Wage in Ohio Benefit Employees? Want to start an argument? Suggest raising the minimum wage in Ohio. Everyone will have an opinion. Some will declare the minimum wage rate is too low, and others will argue that it is too high. A few will propose eliminating the minimum altogether. Very quickly, the

August 6, 2019 | FMLA Discrimination And Retaliation in Ohio

When it works as intended, the Family and Medical Leave Act, or FMLA, provides workers much-needed time off to attend to their own health or the well-being of their loved ones without having to worry about keeping their jobs. Too often, though, employers illegally discriminate against employees who request FMLA leave or retaliate against workers