Discrimination Against Older Workers in The Workplace Ohio

September 10, 2020
By Peter Friedmann
How Employment Lawyers Protect Workers Against Age Discrimination in Ohio Both federal and Ohio law prohibit employers from discriminating against employees and job applicants who are 40 years old or older. Both the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and Ohio’s laws prohibiting discrimination apply to all aspects of employment, from job applications and interviews to pay, promotions, and layoffs/termination. At the same time, employers have the right to decide whom to hire, reward with a promotion or raise,...

How Long Does a Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Take in Ohio?

August 17, 2020
By Peter Friedmann
Despite our years of experience advising and representing clients in wrongful termination cases all across Ohio, we cannot give a precise answer to one of the most frequently asked questions. A defendant employer and our client might agree to settle all claims quickly. Alternatively, the company or agency could force the case into arbitration if the employee is subject to an arbitration agreement or insist on a trial. We cannot guarantee any particular outcome and cannot predict how long it...

Mental Illness Discrimination in The Workplace in Ohio

May 06, 2020
By Peter Friedmann
Employment Protections Exist for Ohio Workers With Mental Health Conditions In guidelines issued in 2016, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission affirmed that it is illegal for an employer to discriminate against you simply because you have a mental health condition. This includes firing you, rejecting you for a job or promotion, or forcing you to take leave. Protections against mental illness discrimination in the workplace in Ohio are primarily guaranteed by the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. An earlier...

Can I Sue My Employer if I Am Terminated for Something I Didn’t Do?

November 02, 2019
By Peter Friedmann
Merely getting fired because of false accusations in Ohio does not give you grounds to sue your former employer for wrongful termination. This sounds unfair, and it is. But federal laws and state statutes give employers in Ohio broad authority to fire workers for cause—even if that cause is an allegation that you committed a crime, error, or policy violation that cannot be proven true. The strongest grounds for claiming wrongful termination fall into the broad categories of discrimination and...

Can I Sue My Employer for Emotional Distress in Ohio?

October 15, 2019
By Peter Friedmann
You do have the legal right to hold your employer for inflicting emotional distress or for failing to stop managers and coworkers from causing emotional distress. However, you will only be able to secure compensation for emotional distress if you can also prove that you suffered from harassment, discrimination or retaliation.  The emotional distress must be a consequence of that discrimination, harassment, retaliation or illegal termination in order for you to request damages related to it. What Are My Legal...
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