Can I Quit My Job if I Signed an Employment Contract?

October 15, 2020
By Peter Friedmann
Yes. You have an undeniable right to quit your job at any time for any reason. No one can force you to work against your will.  However, your contract likely dictates whether you need to give notice to your employer before resigning, along with describing what occurs if you fail to give adequate notice as defined by your employment contract. You must understand that quitting can have consequences. Ohio law allows employers to fully enforce the terms of employment contracts...

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...

What Does the Ohio Whistleblower Protection Act Cover?

September 27, 2019
By Peter Friedmann
The Ohio Whistleblower Protection Act makes it illegal for employers in the private and public sectors to punish or harass workers who report wrongdoing by their employer, boss or colleagues. An employee who does suffer retaliation for blowing the whistle on criminal or dangerous activities has rights under the whistleblower act to sue to get their job back and to receive monetary damages. WHAT THE LAW SAYS - Whistleblower Protection Act for Private & Public Sector Section 4113.51(A) of the...

Can You Sue for Wrongful Termination in Ohio?

June 10, 2019
By Peter Friedmann
“Can you sue for wrongful termination in Ohio?” This is a question we get asked a lot. Before answering that question, let’s look over what wrongful termination in Ohio is and how Ohio’s at-will employment laws come into play. First, Ohio is an at-will employment state. This means that an employer can dismiss an employee for any reason without having to establish a reason for termination or without warning, as long as the reason is not illegal. For example, it...

What Can I Do If I’m Not Getting Overtime Wages?

April 23, 2019
By Peter Friedmann
You would not normally suspect that employers would want to cheat their employees out of earned wages; however, it unfortunately does occur in the workplace. It especially common to see an employer refuse to pay overtime wages to employees even though they are mandated to do so in certain instances. There are a few extenuating circumstances in which employees are not entitled to overtime pay. However, if you believe you are entitled to overtime pay and have not been receiving...
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