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Are You an Independent Contractor or an Employee?

The Difference is Important to Your Paycheck Businesses across numerous industries use independent contractors to fill crucial roles in their workforce.  Construction, trucking, nursing, and IT are just a few of the industry sectors that commonly hire independent contractors. Companies chose the independent contractor relationship in large part to avoid the costs associated with hiring […]

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: […]

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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