Employment discrimination is prohibited under Ohio and federal law, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Equal Pay Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. These laws prohibit discrimination in the workplace based on a person’s age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, and whether a person is pregnant or disabled.
If you believe you suffered from employment discrimination, Lalak LLC can help. Ohio employment discrimination attorney Chris Lalak has extensive experience representing people who have been discriminated against in the workplace. He has extensive knowledge of Ohio and federal employment law, and he knows what it takes to win.
Employment discrimination can take many forms, including harassment or mistreatment in the workplace, failure to hire or promote based on a protected status, or a company policy that is not discriminatory on its face but in practice causes employees to be discriminated against. It is also illegal for an employer to discriminate against an employee for complaining to a superior or HR about discrimination or for engaging in protected activity such as filing a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Under the Ohio Revised Code, the Ohio Equal Pay Act, and the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), age discrimination in the workplace is illegal. These laws prohibit employers from discriminating against people who are over 40 years old in matters related to hiring, training, benefits, compensation promotion, firing, layoffs, and other terms of employment.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and sections of the Ohio Revised Code prohibit discrimination against people who have a disability. Disability is defined as a “physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, including the functions of caring for one's self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working; a record of a physical or mental impairment; or being regarded as having a physical or mental impairment.”
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 made it illegal to discriminate against people based on their race and/or color as it relates to hiring, classifying, promoting, demoting, firing, pay, or employment conditions. Similar sections of the Ohio Revised Code, including the Ohio Equal Pay Act, also prohibit racial and color discrimination.
Sex and gender discrimination is prohibited under Ohio’s Fair Employment Practice law, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and the Equal Pay Act. Sex and gender discrimination covers discrimination based on sex and gender, as well as discrimination based on pregnancy, gender presentation, gender identity, transgender status, or sexual orientation.
If you believe you suffered from employment discrimination, you might be entitled to compensation, including back pay, front pay, liquidated damages, and attorney’s fees. Our employment discrimination attorney will evaluate your case, provide advice and legal representation, and help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Some cases of discrimination are clear, while in others, employers try to cover up discrimination by falsely accusing the employee of wrongdoing.
In any employment discrimination case, Lalak LLC develops creative and comprehensive strategies to achieve results. To learn more about Lalak LLC and how we can help, contact us today to schedule a free 15-minute consultation to discuss your situation.
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