How Veterans Can Protect Themselves From Workplace Discrimination in Ohio

January 22, 2021
By Peter Friedmann
Federal law ensures that veterans have the right to hold civilian jobs and be free from discrimination in the workplace.  These federal protections extend to any active duty military personnel, including those in the Army Reserves and National Guard. An employer in Ohio who violate veterans’ rights can be held accountable and may be ordered to pay financial damages to the worker they discriminated against.  Reinstatement of employment may also be secured as part of a settlement or civil trial...

How to File a Disability Discrimination Lawsuit in Ohio?

January 08, 2021
By Peter Friedmann
A Columbus Employee Rights Attorney Discusses How to File a Disability Discrimination Lawsuit in Ohio U.S. government data shows that 1 in 4 American adults will experience a disabling condition at some point in their lives. Additionally, just slightly more than 19 percent of individuals with significant disabilities hold jobs. In light of these statistics, no one can deny that employers discriminating against people with disabilities is a serious problem. Two powerful laws prohibit the practice, but holding employers accountable...

What Types of Damages Can I Receive if I Win My Employment Discrimination Lawsuit in Ohio?

December 26, 2020
By Peter Friedmann
A worker who files an employment discrimination lawsuit in Ohio has the right to request several types of damages and other types of relief, depending on the type of claims filed. Since the overwhelming majority of employment discrimination lawsuits are brought under federal laws, we will focus on those cases but please know that Ohio laws have different damages and remedies. Do not hesitate to contact The Friedmann Firm online or to call our Columbus offices at (614) 610-9755 if...

How Can an Employer Use Job Listings to Discriminate?

December 11, 2020
By Peter Friedmann
A settlement announced by the U.S. Department of Justice on Dec. 8, 2020, provides a clear, real-world answer to the question of how an employer can use job listings to illegally discriminate against people who are looking for work. These cases usually require a lot of investigation and testimony to reveal exactly how and why the employer was discriminating. The investigation in this particular case involved a Texas-based IT staffing firm called IKON Systems, LLC.   No employer can discriminate against...

Is It Legal to Discriminate Against LGBTQ Workers in Ohio

September 25, 2020
By Peter Friedmann
No. The Supreme Court recently ruled that LGBTQ workers are protected against employment discrimination by federal and state law. Pursuant to Title VII and R.C. 4112, private companies, temp agencies, public sector organizations, and labor unions cannot refuse to interview, hire, or promote individuals just because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. Employers are also prohibited from mistreating or allowing the mistreatment of LGBT workers based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. When LGBT employees report discrimination or...
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