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Columbus Attorney Protects You from Job Discrimination

What is employment discrimination?

It is unlawful for an employer to discriminate against an individual because of their race, gender, religion, national origin, age or disability when hiring, terminating, promoting or imposing other conditions of employment. It is also unlawful for an employer to retaliate against an employee who opposes or reports discriminatory practices.

At Adams & Liming, LLC, LLC, we understand that being the victim of discrimination is upsetting, and that recounting the details of how you have been treated may be humiliating. We guide you through the process with compassion and respect, and help you determine what remedies are available to you. We seek justice for employees who have suffered workplace discrimination.

Ohio law prohibits employment discrimination

In Ohio, it is unlawful to discharge, refuse to hire, or otherwise discriminate against an employee or potential employee based on:

  • Race
  • Color
  • Religion
  • Gender
  • Military status
  • National origin (including language use restrictions)
  • Ancestry
  • Mental or physical disability
  • Age (40 and older)

The prohibited discrimination can involve hiring, tenure, discipline, or the terms, conditions and privileges of employment.

Federal discrimination laws protect employees

In addition to the state laws, there are also many federal laws that prohibit employment discrimination. Talk to Sharon Cason-Adams or Roxi A. Liming, our Columbus employment lawyers, to determine whether you have been discriminated against under any of the following federal laws:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Equal Pay Act of 1963
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
  • Title I and Title V of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
  • Sections 501 and 505 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  • Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008
  • Civil Rights Act of 1991
  • Family Medical Leave Act

How do I file a discrimination claim?

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces federal discrimination laws. If you believe you have been the victim of discrimination, you must file a claim with the EEOC within a limited amount of time to protect your right to file a lawsuit. Your employer will likely put up a tough fight, so it is important to have an experienced employment law attorney fighting for you. Adams & Liming, LLC, LLC represents you throughout the administrative process and, if necessary, at trial.

Call today for a free consultation

If you have been the victim of employment discrimination, you can count on Adams & Liming, LLC, LLC to fight for you. We offer free 15-minute consultations to clients in Columbus and throughout Ohio. Call us today at 614-488-2053 to schedule an appointment, or contact us online.

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