How an Ohio Employment Attorney Can Help You?
Workers and business owners can both benefit from consulting with a Columbus, Ohio, employment lawyer. An attorney who knows federal labor laws, antidiscrimination rules, and state regulations regarding wages and working conditions can help a worker understand when taking legal action makes sense. At the same time, an employment lawyer in Columbus can advise an employer on how to prevent problems that give rise to employment complaints and lawsuits.
Rights and obligations regarding employment are defined in numerous U.S. laws, regulations enforced by federal agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Ohio statutes, and rules administered by offices like the Ohio Civil Rights Commission. Cases can arise from actual or perceived violations of those myriad pieces of legislation and regulations regarding
- Withholding overtime pay
- Misclassifying employees in order to pay them unfairly for the types of work they do
- Offering exploitative employment contracts
- Terminating an employee without a sufficient, legal cause
- Committing or allowing discrimination based on race, sex/gender, age, religion, national origin, ethnicity, pregnancy or military status
- Refusing to rehire an employee who returns from active military duty
- Retaliating against a worker (e.g., firing, demoting) for exercising a protected right like reporting labor or regulatory violations, going to a human resources representative about a hostile workplace, or unionizing
- Allowing a hostile work environment to develop and persist by not correcting discrimination and/or harassment
- Committing or taking no action on sexual harassment
- Refusing legitimate requests for time off under the Family and Medical Leave Act
Complaints involving any of the listed activities can lead to mediation, arbitration, or a court case between an employee and his or her employer. Managers and supervisors can also be named as defendants in employment cases. All parties to such a dispute will benefit from working with a knowledgeable and experienced employment lawyer who can advise them on collecting, interpreting, and presenting evidence. A plaintiff employee can also seek advice on settlement offers and have their employment lawyer represent them during hearings.
A worker who believes he or she has grounds for an employment case must keep two more things in mind regarding the wisdom of seeking out the services of a Columbus employment lawyer. First, the employer will definitely retain legal counsel. Leveling the playing field, and ensuring that one’s rights and interests are protected at all times, requires hiring your own attorney.
Second, each employment case is decided on its own merits. Keeping up with court decisions on an almost daily basis, tracing the evolution of employment laws and regulations, and understanding how certain courts approach different issues are all keys to succeeding with a complaint over unfair, illegal, or discriminatory employment practices. A plaintiff can count on an ethical and dedicated attorney to do all the things necessary to increase the chances for achieving the best results.
The Columbus, Ohio, employment attorneys with The Friedmann Firm offer free consultations to potential clients. Schedule your appointment by calling 614.610.9755 or by completing this online contact form. Put our expertise to work for you.
Rachel was absolutely amazing. As an attorney she really took the time to really listen to my concerns. She was honest and kept me informed every step of the way. The outcome was favorable on my behalf and I appreciate her efforts to achieve a good outcome. I would highly recommend her and the Friedmann firm to represent me if ever needed in future.
Working with Rachel Sabo from Friedmann Firm was absolutely amazing! She upholds integrity, honesty and without a doubt fights for what is right! Rachel was extremely transparent and real! Please don’t let wrong be right, Rachel will strive to advocate and put her whole heart in obtaining resolve in your situation! What an absolute blessing, she won my case in less than 1 week💪
My experience with the Friedmann Firm is an absolute 5 stars. From my very first call with Karen, to all of my communication with Rachel, everything exceeded all of my expectations. Rachel and Karen were so caring and understanding in a very sensitive situation. They responded immediately to any questions or concerns I had. I would HIGHLY recommend the Friedmann Firm. They are caring, professional, understanding, and I would trust them with any issue I have in the future.
Rachel and the Friedmann Firm were fantastic to work with. The thought of needing an employment lawyer was scary for me, it was confusing and complex. But Rachel listened, asked questions and took time to really understand me and my priorities. I felt calm, supported and excited for the first time in weeks after talking to her!! We worked together to review everything, set expectations and meet my priorities! Thanks Rachel and team for all your work!!!
Rachel Friedmann of the Friedman Firm was my attorney for a very recent legal matter. I would highly recommend Rachel based on her legal knowledge, her honest appraisal of the matter and expected outcomes, her open communication and timely responses to my questions and the matter itself, and her steadfastness in dealing with the opposing counsel until a final agreement was reached.
Rachel and her staff went over and above the call of duty to help me achieve fiscal resolution to my legal issue. She wasn’t always available to talk but was always responsive via text and email when in court out of the office and even on vacation. I feel she earned her percentage cut.
Couldn’t be happier with the representation I received from Jamie Bailey on my civil litigation case. She worked tirelessly to resolve the case and in the end negotiated a fair settlement on my behalf. I would highly recommend her to anyone! Thanks for everything Friedman law firm.
Friedman Firm was a great help in a difficult time in my life. They went above and beyond to get me back on track. Rachel was so good to work with and is extremely knowledgeable about the law and employment rights. Can't thank them enough for all there hard work. Highly recommend them to anyone.
The Friedmann Firm (specifically Pete Friedmann) represented me through what seemed like a never ending employment discrimination suit. The suit was filed just before Covid shut everything down in 2020. Add to that a former employer who refused to admit fault. In spite of all of that, Pete stood resolute in his representation of me and working for the best outcome for me. We ended up settling prior to trial and I was more than satisfied with the results. Pete was always available to answer questions and reassure me throughout this process. I highly recommend The Friedmann Firm!
Pete Friedmann and his firm are fantastic. He represented me for more than a year going through a suit with a previous employer. He walked me through every step of the process and was always quick to respond to any questions I had. My settlement came in and we parted ways with both sides being pleased with the outcome. I highly recommend the Friedmann firm and wouldn’t hesitate to use them again in the future if the need arose. Thank you, Pete!
Rachel and the Friedmann Firm have been amazing to work with. Rachel was very helpful, listened to our concerns and took our case. She communicated well throughout and really worked for us. We were very well represented!
I loved working with The Friedmann Firm. Rachel and Jamie are exceptional lawyers and were diligent in reviewing my case and letting me know of my options. Jamie was extremely thorough and handled even the smallest details of my case with ease. The entire process was seamless and they were always quick to respond to emails and calls. I would definitely recommend working with The Friedmann Firm.
I would recommend Rachel Sabo Friedmann and the Friedmann firm for severance negotiations. Rachel was always available and responsive and made an effort to ensure I was updated on every step of the process. Her diligent efforts produced a prompt resolution and we are very happy with the results!