Dublin Employment Disputes Lawyer
Let’s face it — sometimes work can be stressful. You may have to deal with annoying co-workers or entitled customers. Maybe you have strict deadlines. But you shouldn’t have to be stressed out because your employer is violating the law.
But it happens. Some employers want to cut corners and pinch pennies, even when it violates the law. Or something illegal may happen, like sexual harassment, and they simply turn the other way. It takes too much time and energy to deal with these issues, so they just ignore them.
Workers should not have to worry about employment issues. They should not be anxious to come to work every day because they fear discrimination or harassment or worry that they won’t get paid.
If you are in this situation, Oliver Law can help. Our experienced Dublin employment disputes lawyer will assess your situation and see what options are available to you to help resolve your issue.
Common Employment Disputes
There are many issues that can happen in the workplace. Some examples include:
- Wrongful termination allegations. Ohio, like almost all other states, is an at-will employment state, meaning that an employer may terminate any employee for any reason. There are just a couple exceptions: if there is a contract in place or the employer violates certain discrimination or retaliation laws, then it can be considered wrongful termination. These cases are often difficult and emotionally charged.
- Severance agreements. When an employee is laid off, companies may offer certain types of compensation in return for signing a contract that includes non-disclosure or non-compete agreements. This can bring about issues and make it harder to find employment due to the limitations in place.
- Wage disputes. This issue occurs when an employer is accused of not properly paying an employee for work performed. This may include not paying workers for overtime or not allowing regular paid breaks. Employers must also pay workers at least minimum wage, which is currently $10.10 per hour in Ohio.
- Discrimination and harassment claims. There are state and federal laws that protect workers and job applicants from discrimination, harassment, and unfair treatment by managers or co-workers due to a person’s race, national origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or disability. If an employee is seeking an accommodation for a disability or religious belief, the company cannot legally deny a reasonable accommodation. A company also cannot engage in retaliation when an employee exercises their legal rights, such as filing a workers’ compensation claim.
Contact Oliver Law Office Today
Many workers deal with employment issues in some form, making it difficult to go to work without stress. In some cases, companies operate illegally. In these cases, you may be able to file a claim for compensation.
Oliver Law Office can help you deal with your employment law issues. Ohio has many laws that protect employees and we’ll make sure you understand those rights. Come get the compensation and justice you deserve. Schedule a consultation with a Dublin employment disputes lawyer today. Call (614) 220-9100 or fill out the online form.