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Category Archives: Retaliation

How Legal Gay Marriage Changes the Employment Relationship

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that same-sex couples have the right to enter into a legal marriage.  The Court determined that, by banning such marriages, States were violating the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution (the Equal Protection clause) and thus, struck down those bans on same-sex marriage. Obviously, this decision has […]

Fired for wearing a headscarf or hijab

Religious Discrimination in the Workplace is Illegal Both Ohio and federal law make  it illegal for an employer to discriminate against individuals when hiring and firing, as well as in the work environment because of a person’s religion. In addition, employers may not take an adverse employment action against an employee who files a complaint […]

How Does the Mediation Process Work in a Wrongful Discharge Case?

This is Step 4 in my series explaining the Steps Involved in a Wrongful Discharge Case.  This post explains how the mediation process works.  In employment cases, the opportunity to mediate may arise early in the administrative process or after a law suit has already been filed. Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution […]

FILING ADMINISTRATIVE CHARGES IN A “WRONGFUL DISCHARGE” CASE.

Continuing my series explaining the steps involved with filing a wrongful discharge case, today’s post presents a broad overview of the process of filing administrative charges. STEP 3:  FILING CHARGES WITH THE GOVERNMENT AGENCIES THAT ENFORCE EMPLOYMENT LAWS. So called wrongful discharge cases arise under State law, Federal law or both.  Depending upon the nature […]

What are the steps when pursuing a “wrongful discharge” case?

Today I will begin a series of Blog Posts intended to explain the process of pursuing a “wrongful discharge” case against a former employer.  My hope is to explain the process using plain language. My purpose is to help prospective clients decide whether this is a course of action they want to pursue. STEP 1: […]

Employers Are Not Permitted to Retaliate Against Witnesses, But Sometimes They Do.

Both State and Federal law prohibit employers from retaliating against employees who report instances of unlawful discrimination and harassment.   For example, I was retained by an individual who feared she would lose her job after standing up for one of her co-workers.  Her co-worker was Indian.  My client witnessed their manager making fun of her […]

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