Ohio employment attorney and Cincinnati wrongful termination lawyer investigates instances of unlawful termination for plaintiffs nationwide
In terms of labor law, Ohio is an “at-will” employment state, which means an employer can fire a worker for a variety of reasons without risking any legal recourse. But there are laws that protect workers and prohibit employers from unlawfully terminating a worker, which can include discrimination based on age, religion, disability, race or gender, or certain retaliatory measures.
You may have a wrongful termination or wrongful discharge claim if you are let go for the following reasons:
- Filing a workers’ compensation claim
- Serving on a jury
- Refusing to commit an illegal act
- Refusing to work in dangerous or hazardous conditions
- Reporting a labor violation
- Reporting a workplace safety issue
- Involved in whistleblowing activity
- Using accrued holiday or leave
- Using Family Medical Leave, or military leave
Contact an attorney to pursue legal action and potentially reach a settlement to get reinstatement or promotion, recover compensation for emotional distress, benefits, lost wages, and incur punitive damages against a company.
Employer Discrimination Claims
Ohio residents fired for discriminatory reasons can file a claim with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission (OCRC) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Workplace discrimination cases can involve any of the following:
- Sex and gender
- Sexual orientation
- Status as an active-duty service person or recent veteran, as protected under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
Ohio Whistleblowers Settlements & Protection
Ohio law provides protection under the Ohio Whistleblower Act for employees acting as whistleblowers and report workplace violations of the law to the state and federal authorities. Employees can report wrongdoing but must follow the guidelines of the Whistleblower Act.
It is prudent for whistleblowers to hire a lawyer to assist in winning a potential whistleblower reward. An experienced labor and Ohio employment attorney can help ensure that you are both protected by law and compensated fully for your courageous move against unlawful employer activity.
Ohio Employment Claims & Labor Settlements
- Workplace Sexual Harassment
- Hostile Work Environment
- Wage and Hour Lawsuits
- OSHA Violations
- Employee Misclassification
- Fair Labor Violations
Contact a Cincinnati Wrongful Termination Lawyer
Ohio labor and employment law is complex and has changed over the years to better protect employees from unlawful employer activity and wrongful discharge. Large settlements have been reached by legal teams in Ohio following wrongful termination incidents. If you feel you may be a victim of discrimination or unlawful termination, contact an Ohio attorney to review your case.
If you feel you have been unlawfully terminated and you have questions about the legal options available, contact The Lyon Firm at (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, a Cincinnati wrongful termination lawyer, and he will help you answer these critical questions.