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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.
Joe Lyon is an experienced Wrongful Termination Lawyer and Ohio Employment Claims Attorney representing plaintiffs nationwide in unlawful termination cases.
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)
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.
Employment Claims & Labor Settlements
- Workplace Sexual Harassment
- Hostile Work Environment
- Wage and Hour Lawsuits
- OSHA Violations
- Employee Misclassification
- Fair Labor Violations
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.
ABOUT THE LYON FIRM
Joseph Lyon has 17 years of experience representing individuals in complex litigation matters. He has represented individuals in every state against many of the largest companies in the world.
The Firm focuses on single-event civil cases and class actions involving corporate neglect & fraud, toxic exposure, product defects & recalls, medical malpractice, and invasion of privacy.
NO COST UNLESS WE WIN
The Firm offers contingency fees, advancing all costs of the litigation, and accepting the full financial risk, allowing our clients full access to the legal system while reducing the financial stress while they focus on their healthcare and financial needs.
Why are these cases important?
Businesses need to be held accountable for the way they treat and compensate workers. Discrimination, unpaid wages, harassment and labor law violations can be litigated in order to properly compensate employees and prevent others from experiencing the same violations in the future.