Ohio Employment Lawyers
Ohio workers may often face instances of discrimination from their employers. Whether you work in the public or private sector, you have state and federal protections ensuring your rights; regardless, instances of employer misconduct take place on a daily basis. Employees in Ohio who believe they are being treated unfairly in the workplace must jump through several hurdles to bring their employer to justice. With the help of Ohio employment lawyers on your case, you can try to correct the wrongs done to you by your employer.
There are many ways an employer can mistreat an employee in the workplace. Employment-related crimes include sexual harassment, discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religious identity, disability, national origin, age, and more. A person may be wrongfully terminated, defamed, or short-changed for a job well-done. The number of ways an employer may take advantage of an employee is practically endless. If you believe that you are the subject of employer misconduct in Ohio, Yuspeh & Rappaport Law LLC employs competent employment lawyers who practice employment law exclusively. Our attorneys are eager to uphold your rights and help you seek reparations for the harm you have suffered.
Discrimination in the Workplace
Every employee should expect to be treated fairly and with dignity in a place of work. As an employee, you should feel capable of working in an environment that is conducive to productivity so that you can conduct your professional duties and accomplish your goals. Unfortunately, many employees in Ohio may be treated unfairly by an employer who fails to abide by the law, whether through their corporate policies or direct actions.
Federal and state laws prohibit workplace discrimination on a variety of factors. Workers in Ohio are protected on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, national origin, age, ancestry, and military/ veteran status. Federal law also makes it illegal to discriminate against a worker because of pregnancy. Employers are also prohibited from retaliating against workers who file a complaint with the EEOC about workplace discrimination.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that protect workers and job applicants facing discrimination. Along with Ohio employment attorneys, the EEOC empowers workers to seek justice for unfair treatment.
State and federal laws also help to ensure that workers get paid fairly for their hard work. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes the minimum wage, overtime pay, and other standards that affect employees in the private sector and those who work for the government. Ohio workers are entitled to a minimum wage of $8.15 per hour as of January 1, 2017. Nonexempt Ohio employees are also entitled to overtime pay at a rate of one-and-a-half times the regular hourly rate for any hours over 40 reached per week. If you believe that your employer has held back overtime pay or is paying you less than what is legally acceptable, talk to an Ohio unpaid overtime attorney to explore your options to recover the wages you deserve.
Do you believe your employer has violated your rights? Knowledgeable employment lawyers at Yuspeh Rappaport Law, LLC., are ready to handle your case. Call (216) 417-6758 for a free, no-obligation consultation.