Workplace Policies & Promises

Can I sue for my employer’s violation of policies or procedures outlined in a policy manual or handbook? Is my employer ever bound by promises made to me?

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Discrimination

How do I know if I am the victim of unlawful employment discrimination?

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Workplace Harrassment

My boss or co-worker is harassing me at work. What can I do about it? What types of harassment on the job can I sue for?

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Wrongful Discharge

What constitutes “wrongful discharge” or “wrongful termination” in Ohio?

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Hiring an Employment Lawyer

When do I need to consider hiring an employment lawyer? Are there time limits for bringing claims? What is the “statute of limitations?” What are the chances I could get a good settlement instead of having to go to court?

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Employment Status & Unions

Do probationary employees have rights during their period of probation? What rights do I have as an employee covered by a union contract? What does “at-will” employment mean to me? Would having an employment contract help avoid "at-will" employment doctrine? Are there other ways around the “at-will” employment doctrine without an employment contract?

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Work-Related Injuries & Illnesses

Can I be liable for injuries or property damage I cause while acting within the scope of my job duties? I was hurt on the job or my doctor says my illness was caused by my occupation. Should I file a worker’s compensation claim?

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Compensation & Wages

What are an employer’s wage-and-hour obligations under federal and state law? My employer has not paid my wages or other compensation. What are my options?

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Employee Privacy Rights

What are my privacy rights as an employee?

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Unemployment

Under what circumstances can I collect unemployment compensation benefits? My employer gave me the option of resigning or being fired. Should I resign? Can I still sue my employer after I resign?

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Trade Secrets & Whistleblowers

Does the law protect the “whistleblower”? What constitutes “trade secrets” and what are my duties and my employer’s rights to protect them?

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Employer Retaliation

What is “retaliation,” and can I sue for losses suffered as a result? My former employer is giving me a bad reference. Is there anything I can do about that?

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Noncompete Agreement Law

I was forced to sign a noncompete agreement. Am I really bound?

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Civil Service Law

What are “civil service” laws and can they help me?

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