Has your employer or someone you work with committed a criminal act against you? In addition to pursuing criminal charges, you may also be able to pursue civil damages for the offense.
What are the damages and employee can recover or settlement can an employee get if you sue your employer in Ohio for an employment law violation?
The answer to this question will depend on the type of legal claim you bring. For example, discrimination lawsuits have different damages available if it involves a hostile work environment or a wrongful termination. Also, discrimination under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has different damages than discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Earlier this month (December 3, 2019), the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a favorable opinion for employee rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In Morrissey v. Laurel Health Care Company, the plaintiff was a licensed practical nurse that was forced to quit her job because her employer would not accommodate her work restrictions, which included a reduced or modified work schedule. The employer had a policy that denied accommodations and work restrictions unless they were due to a work related injury. Our Columbus ADA Disability attorneys provide a full analysis in this article.
What Employment Protection does USERRA Provide Veterans and Service Members and Who Qualifies?
Service members and veterans give us the freedom and security that we enjoy in this country every day. So what protections do our laws provide these individuals when it comes to their civilian jobs?
Successful women, especially in male-dominated professions, are well-acquainted with this accusation. It’s humiliating on numerous levels, but perhaps most damaging is the suggestion that the woman didn’t actually earn the position she achieved. Continue reading ““Sleeping Her Way to the Top”: How Female Employees May Have a Claim for Sex Discrimination Under Title VII Based on False Rumors About Sleeping With a Supervisor”
I think I’ve been wrongfully terminated. What do I need to prove in order to bring a wrongful termination in violation of public policy claim under Ohio law?
Ohio is an at-will employment state. Unfortunately, this means that for the vast majority of employees, their employer may terminate them for any reason or even no reason at all. However, there are exceptions to this general rule. A claim for wrongful termination in violation of public policy arises where the employee is fired under circumstances that violate certain laws put in place to protect public health and safety.
Do you receive commission, bonuses, or some other sum of money in addition to your regularly hourly pay? If so, is your employer correctly calculating your overtime pay?
Basic Overtime Calculation:
Employers are typically required to pay their employees one and one-half times their regular rates of pay for all hours worked in excess of 40 per workweek.