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August 16, 2016 | WHAT IS A HOSTILE WORK ENVIRONMENT?

First of all, sexual harassment is defined by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) as: “unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature…when…submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as the basis for employment decisions…or such conduct has the purpose or effect of…creating an

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August 4, 2016 | SEXUAL ORIENTATION DISCRIMINATION IN OHIO

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision regarding gay marriage, there is no doubt the legal landscape for the LGBT community is changing.  A question being asked more and more is whether or not sexual orientation is a protected class under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, thereby prohibiting employers from

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August 4, 2016 | WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I’M SEXUALLY HARASSED?

As an Ohio Sexual Harassment Lawyer, I can advise you that it is of the utmost importance that the employee being harassed report the harassment according to the employer’s policy.  If your employer has a policy that dictates what an employee should do if he or she is being harassed, you MUST follow that reporting

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August 4, 2016 | THE FLSA FLUCTUATING WORKWEEK: WHAT IS IT?

If you need a Columbus overtime lawyer, this article will be helpful. What is the FLSA fluctuating work week? The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) permits employers to pay non-exempt employees under a fluctuating work week method, which basically means the employer pays a fixed salary for all hours worked, whether an employee works less

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August 4, 2016 | COLUMBUS EMPLOYMENT LAW NEWS UPDATE

The firing of Bishop Watterson physical education teacher Carla Hale is garnering national news. Hale is a lesbian who is in a committed relationship with another woman, Julie, and kept that relationship private from her colleagues and students at Watterson. Recently, Carla’s mother passed away and in her obituary, Carla named her long time partner

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