Wrongful Termination in Violation of Public Policy in Ohio
Not all claims fit neatly under one of the statutes for discrimination such as Title VII, the ADA, or the FMLA. So what if those statutes don’t apply? Ohio has a wrongful termination in violation of public policy claim for certain situations.
An employee must prove four separate elements:
- A clear public policy existed and is established in a federal or state constitution, law, or administrative regulation;
- The circumstances of the employee’s termination jeopardize this public policy;
- The employee’s termination was motivated by his conduct relating to the public policy; and
- The employer lacked an overriding business justification for the employee’s termination.
For a more detailed description of how this claim can be proven, check out our full blog article on wrongful termination in violation of public policy.