OHIO LGBTQ DISCRIMINATION LAWYERS

August 04, 2016
By Peter Friedmann
The Columbus, Ohio discrimination lawyers at The Friedmann Firm handle all types of discrimination cases for Ohio's employees.  Several discrimination claims can be brought pursuant to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Ohio's laws against discrimination, O.R.C. 4112.  These laws prevent employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of several "protected classes," including race, gender, pregnancy, religion, sex (gender and sexual harassment) and national origin.  Claims for disability discrimination can also be brought pursuant to...

CAN I BE FIRED FOR FILING BANKRUPTCY?

August 04, 2016
By Peter Friedmann
If you plan to file for bankruptcy or already have filed, you may be wondering if that decision will have any effect on your job.  Can you be fired or discriminated against for filing for bankruptcy?  In Ohio, the answer is no.  You cannot be fired "solely" because you filed for bankruptcy.  Your employer is also prohibited from discriminating against you concerning the "terms and conditions" of your employment because you filed for bankruptcy.  This means your employer cannot reduce...

OHIO EMPLOYMENT LAW NEWS UPDATE

August 04, 2016
By Peter Friedmann
As infuriated as some might be at the seemingly insensitive actions of Hooters, this case is not as cut and dry as it seems. The full article, from the St. Louis Dispatch, is located here: http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/article_db861563-d08b-5cb7-9cc9-91150b39351b.html This will be an interesting case to follow. Ms. Lupo's suit was brought under the Missouri Human Rights Act, based in part on perceived disability discrimination. The Americans with Disabilities Act protects employees from being discriminated against based on a disability. Section 12102 of...

COLUMBUS EMPLOYMENT LAW NEWS UPDATE

August 04, 2016
By Peter Friedmann
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 as one of her mother's survivors. One particularly zealous mother of a Watterson student saw the obituary and wrote a letter to the school, outraged...
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