What is Employment Law?
In Ohio, most employees are considered “at will” employees. This means that they can be terminated for any reason that is not unlawful. The exceptions to this rule include, but are not limited to, terminations based upon age, race, gender, national origin, pregnancy, disability, and military status.
In addition, it is illegal for an employer to terminate an employee because he or she has taken a family medical leave under The Family Medical Leave Act, has filed a worker’s compensation claim, has raised a complaint of discrimination, has raised a complaint regarding a failure to pay overtime, has “blown the whistle” on an illegal or fraudulent act, or has asserted one of a myriad of employee rights.
If an individual feels they are the victim of an unlawful termination based upon any of the foregoing, they may consider filing a lawsuit in order to recover compensatory and punitive damages as a result of this unlawful termination.
The Law Firm of David A. Young, LLC represents executives and employees who have been unlawfully terminated throughout the State of Ohio. Attorney David Young has been certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a Specialist in the area of Labor and Employment Law. Attorney Young has also been recognized as a Super Lawyer in the State of Ohio for the years 2009 through 2013.
If you feel you have been unlawfully terminated, The Law Firm of David A. Young, LLC provides a free, no-obligation consultation.