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

Dec 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?

Dec 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

Sep 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...

Discrimination Against Older Workers in The Workplace Ohio

Sep 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?

Aug 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...