NondiscriminationAnti-Harassment Policy and Complaint Procedure

Nondiscrimination/Anti-Harassment Policy and Complaint Procedure in Ohio

Apr 10, 2023
By admin

Workplaces across all industries have certain policies in place to prevent discrimination and harassment.   Many of these policies are required to be posted to help educate employees about laws that may apply. These policies will typically apply to all employees.  If you find yourself thinking that you are a victim of workplace harassment or discrimination, this article should help you understand how to file a complaint. What is a Nondiscrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy? A nondiscrimination and anti-harassment policy is just...

Can an Employer Make You Work Overtime Without Notice?

Nov 11, 2022
By Peter Friedmann

Is It Legal for My Boss to Force Me to Work Overtime Without Notice? Yes, federal and state laws allow employers to require unscheduled and mandatory overtime. As inconvenient and unwelcome as hearing, “I need you to work late today,” or “You’ll have to come in this weekend,” may be, such demands are perfectly legal. The same laws that authorize unscheduled overtime, however, require employers to pay at least time-and-one-half to every employee who is eligible to earn overtime pay....

What is the Whistleblower Protection Act in Nursing?

Jan 13, 2022
By Peter Friedmann

The Whistleblower Protection Act makes it illegal for employers, both in the private and public sectors, to harass or punish workers who report unlawful activity or other wrongdoing. Under the Act, certain employees are offered protection from whistleblower retaliation. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) enforces its own Whistleblower Protection Act on a federal level, and states often have their own form of whistleblower protection as well. Those in the healthcare field also receive whistleblower protection. Below, we describe...

What Qualifies as an ADA Disability in Ohio?

Nov 17, 2021
By Peter Friedmann

When it comes to what qualifies as an ADA disability in Ohio, it is best to look at what the ADA is first at a basic level. The Americans with Disabilities Act was initially signed into law in 1990. It prohibits discrimination based on disability and aims to ensure those individuals with disabilities have the same opportunities as those who are not disabled. To receive ADA protection, an individual must have a disability or be perceived to have a disability....

Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act

Oct 14, 2021
By Peter Friedmann

According to an AARP analysis in 2017, individuals 55 and older had an unemployment rate of 3.4%. This shows us that more and more older workers are staying in the workforce for longer periods of time. While older workers bring experience and knowledge with them into the workplace, they also may “develop disabilities as they age, or existing disabilities may become more significant”, which may result in older workers facing potential hiring discrimination tied to their age. Additionally, employers might...

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