Wrongful Termination Lawyer Cincinnati, Ohio
Losing your job is never easy. Ohio is an at-will state but it is important to understand that there are several reasons for termination that may be unlawful.
As wrongful termination attorneys in Cincinnati, Ohio, we protect workers from losing their jobs due to discrimination, retaliation, and hostile work environments that are so threatening or harmful that they feel forced to quit. It is important to note that a hostile work environment must be based on a protected class, like age, race, gender, religion, disability, pregnancy, etc. Laws like the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act exists to ensure employees are treated fairly and lawfully.
Employers cannot have discriminatory motives for taking what courts call adverse employment actions. Firing an employee is the ultimate adverse employment action. That action becomes illegal when it is taken because managers or coworkers are biased against the fired person’s race, national origin, sex, religion, military service or veteran status, pregnancy, or age when the person is older than 40.
Laws also prohibit employers from using termination as a punishment against employees who engage in protected activities, like complaining about discrimination or harassment, complaining about unpaid overtime, and a lot of other scenarios. Cases we have handled as Cincinnati wrongful termination lawyers have involved illegal retaliation for the following protected activities:
- Reporting discrimination or harassment and helping with investigations into discrimination or harassment
- Demanding minimum wage and earned overtime
- Reporting sexual harassment
- Asking for reasonable accommodation of a disability
- Requesting and using Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave
- Reporting safety issues and violations of fraud statutes
A final type of wrongful termination lawsuit involves an illegal practice known as constructive discharge. Employers cannot create or refuse to fix a hostile work environment that gets so bad that an employee feels they must find another job. A hostile work environment can exist because of discrimination, harassment, threats, or mental and physical abuse. The hostile work environment is a term that is often misunderstood so it is wise to consult with a Cincinnati employment lawyer to determine if you are actually working in a hostile work environment as that term is defined legally.
Call our Wrongful Termination Lawyer in Cincinnati, Ohio Today
Do not wait to contact a Cincinnati wrongful termination attorney if you believe you were fired illegally or forced into quitting. The statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit under some of the applicable laws is relatively short so do not wait. Speaking with a lawyer soon after suffering a wrongful termination in Ohio will make it easier to recall details and identify and preserve the types of evidence that will support your case.
Attorneys with The Friedmann Firm are available to help with all employment law cases in and near Cincinnati. We offer free consultations to all potential clients, and we take appointments online. You can also call us directly at 614.610.9755.
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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!