OHIO FMLA LAW: SERIOUS MEDICAL CONDITIONS

August 04, 2016
By Peter Friedmann
Our Columbus FMLA lawyers can help you determine if you are eligible for FMLA leave in Ohio.  If you are wondering if you are eligible for FMLA in Ohio, click here - FMLA. Our Columbus Employment Lawyers will now address what is considered a "serious medical condition" under the FMLA. The Department of Labor says, a "serious health condition" under the FMLA means an illness, injury, impairment, or physical or mental condition that involves: any period of incapacity or treatment connected...

TEMPORARY IMPAIRMENT MAY BE AN ADA DISABILITY

August 04, 2016
By Peter Friedmann
Our Columbus disability lawyers want to keep you informed and assist you with requesting a reasonable accommodation from your employer if you suffer from a disability.  The 4th Circuit, in Summers v. Altarum Inst., Corp., recently held that a temporary impairment caused by an injury may be considered a disability under the ADAAA if it is sufficiently severe enough to substantially limit a major life activity.  Learn more about the disabilities and the ADA here: https://www.thefriedmannfirm.com/services/faqs.html#faq5 The plaintiff, Carl Summers, filed...

TELECOMMUTING: ACCOMMODATION UNDER THE ADA?

August 04, 2016
By Peter Friedmann
Last year, in EEOC v. Ford Motor Co., the 6th Circuit held that "telecommuting" AKA working from home, was a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Our blog post discussing the initial decision can be found here- https://www.thefriedmannfirm.com/reasonable-accommodations-for-ada-disability/ This was fantastic news for most people, those with disabilities and those without.  As our society becomes more technoligically advanced, the options available to us for non-traditional ways to work become more abundant.  Employees are able to work from home, attend...

SEXUAL ORIENTATION DISCRIMINATION IN OHIO

August 04, 2016
By Peter Friedmann
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 discriminating against an employee because of his or her sexual orientation.  Our Ohio Employment Lawyers receive calls and questions on this issue all the time....

MUSLIM WOMAN PREVAILS VS. ABERCROMBIE & FITCH

August 04, 2016
By Peter Friedmann
The Ohio Employment Lawyers at The Friedmann Firm found this recent decision against Abercrombie & Fitch very interesting.  Abercrombie & Fitch is headquarted here in Columbus and is frequently in the news, lately for declining sales numbers.  Former CEO, Mike Jeffries, stepped down in 2013, after facing criticism for saying he only wanted "cool, good-looking" people to wear Abercrombie's clothes.  In fact, the company did not offer plus-size clothing until late in 2013. It may come as no surprise then,...
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