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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, […]

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: […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Employment Non Discrimination Act (ENDA)

On November 7, 2013 the U.S. Senate passed the Employment Non Discrimination Act (ENDA).  ENDA would amend Title VII of the Federal Civil Rights Act to include sexual orientation and related issues in the definition of protected classes thereby  protecting those individuals from workplace discrimination.  ENDA will not receive a vote in the House of […]

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