How to Win in EEOC Employment Discrimination Mediation

Jul 08, 2021
By Peter Friedmann
Hostile Work Environment EEOC

When it comes to an Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) mediation, there are a few ways to improve your overall chances of coming to a favorable resolution. An EEOC mediation comes about after an EEOC charge is filed. If both parties agree to participate, then the EEOC may hold a mediation. An EEOC mediation has the potential to resolve an EEOC employment discrimination complaint without needing to move to litigation. Coming prepared with an EEOC lawyer, reasonable expectations, and the...

Mental Illness Discrimination in the Workplace

Jun 21, 2021
By Peter Friedmann

There are many ways in which mental illness discrimination occurs in the workplace, including direct and indirect mental illness discrimination. Employees should be aware of the rights and protections that the law provides. It is important to note that there are protections against mental illness discrimination for workers. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a federal civil rights law established in 1990, makes it illegal for a private company with 15 or more employees to deny job opportunities to individuals...

Can You Pursue a Workplace Discrimination Claim and Keep Your Job?

Feb 09, 2021
By Peter Friedmann

Our Ohio employment law clients sometimes tell us that they feel like they waited too long to file a workplace discrimination lawsuit because they feared retaliation and/or losing their job. People suffer for months or years because of the belief that speaking up and demanding justice may put them in a more uncomfortable position. Sadly, this concern can be justified. Managers and supervisors frequently retaliate against workers who report unfair, unequal and illegal treatment.  It is important to know that...

How Veterans Can Protect Themselves From Workplace Discrimination in Ohio

Jan 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?

Jan 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...