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Tag Archives: disability discrimination

Employers Should Consider Light Duty For Pregnant Employees

The Supreme Court Rules on Pregnancy Discrimination On March 25, 2015, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Young v. UPS, a pregnancy discrimination case regarding failure to accommodate light-duty restrictions. Plaintiff Young was a part-time driver for UPS when she became pregnant in 2006. While drivers were required to lift up to 70 pounds, […]

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 […]

JOB APPLICANTS ARE PROTECTED AGAINST DISCRIMINATION

You may know that it is against the law for employers to discriminate against existing employees because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, and disability.  But have you considered how the law applies to job applicants? For example, did you know: It is illegal for an employer to publish a job advertisement that […]

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 […]

Can my employer fire me while I’m off work due to a work-related injury?

Today I received a call from a young lady referred to us by a colleague who practices workers compensation law.   She was fired from her job while she was on temporary total disability (TTD) and wanted to know if her employer was allowed to do that? The answer:  It depends.    Being on leave due to […]

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