EMPLOYMENT LAWYERS COLUMBUS, OHIO
The Columbus, Ohio, employment attorneys with The Friedmann Firm fight to ensure employees are treated fairly in the workplace. We concentrate on ensuring employees are paid minimum wage and overtime pay and work to address and prevent unlawful discrimination and harassment in the workplace. Our Columbus employment lawyers also work to ensure that individuals who serve as whistleblowers do not experience retaliation or wrongful termination. We have handled many cases involving the FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act), the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and USERRA, the federal law that protects members of the military from discrimination.
While we keep our main office in Columbus, Ohio, we also have three other locations in Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Toledo. Our employment law attorneys have successfully advised and represented clients in Cleveland, Toledo, Dayton, Columbus, Cincinnati and surrounding areas. We handle a very large variety of employment law issues.
You can count on The Friedmann Firm’s Columbus workplace lawyers to address any workplace issues that may arise for you. We take an aggressive approach to ensure that employers do not continue to violate the law.
HOW WE’RE DIFFERENT
Meet Our Team
Top Rated Columbus Employee Rights Attorney
Employment laws are complex. As employee rights attorneys based in Columbus, Ohio, the members of the legal team at The Friedmann Firm pride themselves on knowing how to make the legal system work for employees to ensure fairness in hiring, promotions, treatment by management and co-workers and pay and benefits. Our top rated Columbus employment attorneys will fight aggressively for workers who experience discrimination, harassment, or are denied overtime pay. Our employment lawyers look for innovative ways to resolve disputes in our clients’ favor while understanding that each person comes to us with different goals.
EMPLOYMENT LAW FIRM IN COLUMBUS, OHIO
If you need a Columbus, Ohio employment attorney, call us today at 614.610.9755. Free and confidential consultations can also be scheduled online.
Rachel was absolutely amazing. As an attorney she really took the time to really listen to my concerns. She was honest and kept me informed every step of the way. The outcome was favorable on my behalf and I appreciate her efforts to achieve a good outcome. I would highly recommend her and the Friedmann firm to represent me if ever needed in future.
Working with Rachel Sabo from Friedmann Firm was absolutely amazing! She upholds integrity, honesty and without a doubt fights for what is right! Rachel was extremely transparent and real! Please don’t let wrong be right, Rachel will strive to advocate and put her whole heart in obtaining resolve in your situation! What an absolute blessing, she won my case in less than 1 week💪
My experience with the Friedmann Firm is an absolute 5 stars. From my very first call with Karen, to all of my communication with Rachel, everything exceeded all of my expectations. Rachel and Karen were so caring and understanding in a very sensitive situation. They responded immediately to any questions or concerns I had. I would HIGHLY recommend the Friedmann Firm. They are caring, professional, understanding, and I would trust them with any issue I have in the future.
Rachel and the Friedmann Firm were fantastic to work with. The thought of needing an employment lawyer was scary for me, it was confusing and complex. But Rachel listened, asked questions and took time to really understand me and my priorities. I felt calm, supported and excited for the first time in weeks after talking to her!! We worked together to review everything, set expectations and meet my priorities! Thanks Rachel and team for all your work!!!
Rachel Friedmann of the Friedman Firm was my attorney for a very recent legal matter. I would highly recommend Rachel based on her legal knowledge, her honest appraisal of the matter and expected outcomes, her open communication and timely responses to my questions and the matter itself, and her steadfastness in dealing with the opposing counsel until a final agreement was reached.
Rachel and her staff went over and above the call of duty to help me achieve fiscal resolution to my legal issue. She wasn’t always available to talk but was always responsive via text and email when in court out of the office and even on vacation. I feel she earned her percentage cut.
Couldn’t be happier with the representation I received from Jamie Bailey on my civil litigation case. She worked tirelessly to resolve the case and in the end negotiated a fair settlement on my behalf. I would highly recommend her to anyone! Thanks for everything Friedman law firm.
Friedman Firm was a great help in a difficult time in my life. They went above and beyond to get me back on track. Rachel was so good to work with and is extremely knowledgeable about the law and employment rights. Can't thank them enough for all there hard work. Highly recommend them to anyone.
The Friedmann Firm (specifically Pete Friedmann) represented me through what seemed like a never ending employment discrimination suit. The suit was filed just before Covid shut everything down in 2020. Add to that a former employer who refused to admit fault. In spite of all of that, Pete stood resolute in his representation of me and working for the best outcome for me. We ended up settling prior to trial and I was more than satisfied with the results. Pete was always available to answer questions and reassure me throughout this process. I highly recommend The Friedmann Firm!
Pete Friedmann and his firm are fantastic. He represented me for more than a year going through a suit with a previous employer. He walked me through every step of the process and was always quick to respond to any questions I had. My settlement came in and we parted ways with both sides being pleased with the outcome. I highly recommend the Friedmann firm and wouldn’t hesitate to use them again in the future if the need arose. Thank you, Pete!
Rachel and the Friedmann Firm have been amazing to work with. Rachel was very helpful, listened to our concerns and took our case. She communicated well throughout and really worked for us. We were very well represented!
I loved working with The Friedmann Firm. Rachel and Jamie are exceptional lawyers and were diligent in reviewing my case and letting me know of my options. Jamie was extremely thorough and handled even the smallest details of my case with ease. The entire process was seamless and they were always quick to respond to emails and calls. I would definitely recommend working with The Friedmann Firm.
I would recommend Rachel Sabo Friedmann and the Friedmann firm for severance negotiations. Rachel was always available and responsive and made an effort to ensure I was updated on every step of the process. Her diligent efforts produced a prompt resolution and we are very happy with the results!
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LEGAL SERVICES OFFERED BY OUR EMPLOYMENT LAWYERS IN COLUMBUS, OHIO
Based in Columbus, with offices in Cleveland and Cincinnati, employment attorneys at The Friedmann Firm advise and represent workers in all types of legal disputes with employers throughout the state of Ohio. Our Columbus employment lawyers help individual clients and we also handle collective and class actions for claims like unpaid overtime and unpaid wages. You can learn even more about our services by clicking on Employment and Personal Injury sections in the menu bar at the top of the page.
DISCRIMINATION AGAINST EMPLOYEES AND JOB APPLICANTS
State and federal laws ban discriminating against workers because of race, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, pregnancy, age, religion, or military service. As explained by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), companies and agencies are prohibited from discriminating while making decisions about hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions,layoff, training,benefits and terms and conditions of employment. Call our Columbus employment discrimination attorneys at (614) 610-9755 for a free case evaluation.
Speak With an Ohio Employment Lawyer
You can consult with a Columbus employment attorney whenever you have a question about your rights and possible mistreatment by an employer. In many cases, the best time to begin partnering with an experienced and empathetic employee rights lawyer is before you make a complaint to human resources or a trusted supervisor. Speaking with a Columbus employment lawyer before taking any other action will help you understand how to collect and organize evidence, prepare a formal complaint, attempt to protect yourself from retaliation, and escalate issues from your employer to the proper government agency such as the EEOC. Beginning the process with advice and support from a legal advocate can also make it easier to resolve issues before pursuing a lawsuit becomes necessary. Wherever you live in Ohio, you can schedule a free, confidential consultation with one of our employment attorneys by calling us at 614.610.9755. Our Ohio employment attorneys also take appointments online through this contact form. Even if we cannot take your case, we can answer your questions and steer you toward other resources.
Quid pro quo sexual harassment involves a manager or supervisor demanding sexual favors in return for continued employment or career opportunities. The other type of sexual harassment involves unwelcome advances, touching, or assault. Obvious displays of pornography and offensive discussions of sex can also be legally actionable.
Generally, to support an employment lawsuit, sexual harassment must be “severe and pervasive.” That is, the behavior must consist of more than gentle teasing, and it must usually occur more than once. Importantly, touching or assault does not need to be proven to support a sexual harassment claim. To speak with an experienced Columbus sexual harassment lawyer, call The Friedmann Firm. LLC at 614.610.9755.
At The Friedmann Firm, our Columbus employment attorneys work on behalf of employees to secure and enforce compensation packages and severance agreements. We also help employees understand non-compete clauses and nondisclosure agreements that employers insert into employment contracts.
The Columbus-based wage and hour lawyers at The Friedmann Firm are dedicated to ensuring all workers in Ohio get paid at least the minimum wage. We also do our best to force employers to pay overtime to eligible employees, and we stand up for victims of wage theft.
Employers can wrongfully terminate an employee for discriminatory reasons or in retaliation for engaging in protected activity. Wrongful termination is a term that describes an illegal termination, generally. Since Ohio is an at-will state, you can be terminated for any reason, at any time or for no reason at all. There are several reasons for termination that are not wrongful. The only exceptions to the at-will doctrine are discrimination and retaliation, which constitute wrongful termination. If you have been unfairly fired, get advice from a Columbus employee rights lawyer about your options.
The FMLA allows employees who have been employed by the same employer for one year or have worked 1,250 hours to request and use up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for their own serious medical condition or to care for a relative that has a serious medical condition. FMLA leave is also available for childbirth and adoption. Additional unpaid leave can be requested for caring for an injured service member returning from military duty.
Employees have undeniable rights to report discrimination and cooperate with investigations into discrimination or alleged legal and ethical violations. They also have rights to request accommodations, request and use leave, and demand the payment of fair wages and earned overtime.
Employers are not allowed to punish or fire employees for exercising their rights. Common forms of retaliation include reducing pay and benefits, denying promotions, reassigning workers to dangerous or low-status jobs, and firing. If you’ve done the right thing and reported workplace injustices, and an employer has retaliated, contact Columbus retaliation attorney at The Friedmann Firm. LLC for a comprehensive case evaluation.
The federal Equal Pay Act was passed in 1963 to ensure that men and women who do essentially the same jobs for the same employer receive the same pay. Nearly 50 years later, companies and agencies continue engaging in sex and gender-based pay discrimination. If you are not being paid equally to workers of the opposite sex in your workplace, call the employment attorneys in Columbus, Ohio.
The term “hostile work environment” is a term that is misunderstood by the vast majority of employees. Most importantly, a hostile work environment MUST be based on a protected class like age, race, gender, sex, religion, disability, military status or national origin.If it is not, it is not a hostile work environment.
Ohio employment law attorneys at The Friedmann Firm stand up for employees for reporting violations of the law. We take special interest in cases involving the False Claims Act, which prohibits fraud under government contracts.
Three major employment protections exist for workers who suffer from disabilities:
- Employers are required to consider making reasonable accommodations for employees and job
applicants who request them, if the accommodation would not be an “undue burden” upon the
- Employers cannot deny job opportunities to people who they suspect of having a disability,
- Employers cannot discriminate or treat someone badly because they have a disability or the
employer perceives them to have a disability, according to the Americans with Disabilities
Also, while employers are allowed to set physical requirements for a position, those requirements must be clearly related to the actual performance of job-related tasks. For example, an employer cannot make lifting 20 pounds an essential function of a position that involves no lifting, just because it knows a disabled individual in that position cannot lift 20 pounds. Terminated or denied employment due to disability in Ohio? Call our Columbus employment attorneys now.
From start to finish, my expectations were met or exceeded by Pete and Rachel at The Friedmann Firm. They made sure I was well informed throughout the course of the process, before and during the trial. Reflecting back, from time to time, it seemed to be an uphill battle that was never going to end or quit pulling on my thoughts, heart and family. On top of that, I had to regroup and start with a new company (same area of business and services). I was wrongfully terminated. The Friedmann Firm was my backbone at my lowest time. After all of this, we went head-to-head with a large company at trial. The Friedmann Firm put all of the facts and timelines together, and uncovered every corned of the case, leaving no stone unturned. Pete was able to pinpoint everything to the jury, without a doubt. Finally, the truth was revealed and it was so refreshing to hear, see and feel the jury return a verdict in our favor. To me, The Friedmann Firm is the total package in terms of professionalism with compassion for others, and a work ethic that is second to none. I just wanted to say thank you.
Early in 2013, I found myself in a very uncomfortable position with my employer. I was told multiple times I didn't have a case & was turned away. When the Friedmann Firm returned my email, Rachel helped me feel comfortable & listened to every detail of my issue. She seemed very compassionate & assured me things were going to be okay. Later on, I met Pete here in Toledo and he was very professional, sharp and well aware of every aspect of my case & how to guide me to making the right decisions. I'm extremely satisfied with choosing the Friedmann Firm.
Rachel helped me through a difficult situation I had with my employer. It was very stressful for me but she kept me informed and did her best to ease my mind. Because of Rachel, I was able to negotiate a settlement that was beneficial to me and allowed me to keep my current position.
Mr. Friedmann has worked with me extensively for several years now. He is very quick to respond to all my questions and concerns. I have faith in his knowledge and I believe he is a valuable asset to have working in your corner. I would recommend Pete for any legal action related to employment law. While the experience can be very stressful, Pete has made sure to be on top of every situation. I appreciate his ability to lead every situation with knowledge, compassion and ethics.
I needed help with a case for unpaid overtime. She always kept me updated about what was happening with my case and resolved it quickly.
If you run into a legal issue, The Friedmann Firm is the firm to turn to. Lots of good qualities but in a nutshell, they are intelligent, very prompt and easy to work with. Definitely recommend.
Rachel helped me with a very difficult employment matter that I thought was nearly impossible. My case was in excellent hands with The Friedmann Firm. They fought for me aggressively. Rachel has top-notch legal and negotiation skills! She went up against one of the largest employment law firms in the country and my result turned out favorable, by far exceeding my expectation. I could go on and on. I HIGHLY recommend Rachel as employment lawyer.
I hired Mr. Friedmann to navigate a very complex legal issue involving my former employer. He remained in touch with me throughout the case, answered all of my questions and aggressively fought for me. I would highly recommend Peter as employment attorney to anyone who has a problem with his or her current or former employer. He is a great lawyer who uses his intellect to obtain great results.
In the middle of a successful career in my field, I was devastated to be abruptly terminated from a senior level position that I loved.
After doing some research, I found the Friedmann Firm online and consulted with Peter Friedmann about my situation and he agreed to help me. Peter not only negotiated a better severance package for me but ensured that my words were included as part of the narrative on a successful tenure at my former workplace.
Peter Friedmann was responsive, honest about potential outcomes and professional throughout the process and during one of the most difficult career challenges of my life. I am grateful for the representation he provided and would confidently recommend the Friedmann Firm.