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Category Archives: Wrongful Discharge

The Steps Involved in Pursuing a Wrongful Discharge Case. Step 5 – The Discovery Process.

Continuing in my series of blog posts explaining the steps involved in pursuing a Wrongful Discharge Case, today I explain the discovery process. When you file a lawsuit against your employer, or any lawsuit for that matter, one of the most important phases in the process is discovery.  Discovery is a pretrial procedure by which […]

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 […]

Pre-Litigation Settlement in a “Wrongful Discharge” Case

As I continue my series of Posts intended to explain the process of pursuing a “wrongful discharge” case, today’s subject is Pre-Litigation Settlement.  (See my February 28th Post for Step 1 in the process.) STEP 2:  PRE-LITIGATION SETTLEMENT. After identifying possible legal claims in a wrongful discharge case, I usually prepare a letter to the […]

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: […]

I Was Fired Because of my Twitter Posts!

When I got this call from a young factory worker I wasn’t surprised.  We’ve all heard the stories about politicians and celebrities getting into trouble over inappropriate tweets, but when I listened to her story, I realized it was different.  Her posts were not sexually inappropriate or politically incorrect, quite the opposite.  Like many young people these […]

Can My Employer Fire Me While I’m on Pregnancy Leave?

It seems like common sense that an employer should not be able to terminate an employee who misses work due to pregnancy.  Unfortunately, common sense does not always find its way into the law.  And, even in cases where the law does provide protection, employers don’t always follow the law.   So, if you are pregnant […]

The Unemployment Review Commission Said I Was Terminated Without “Just Cause”

I cannot tell you how many of our phone calls from potential clients begin with this declaration.  Let’s just say, it’s a lot.  The next question is always: can I sue my employer for wrongful discharge because I was terminated without “just cause?” Unfortunately, the answer is too often: “probably not.”  You see, Ohio is an “employment […]

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