Labor and Employment Lawyer

Labor and Employment Lawyer

Labor and Employment Lawyer

I am a labor and employment lawyer who is available to discuss your labor and employment related questions with you. Whether you have been terminated from a job, or think that you might be terminated from a job, it is important that you contact a labor and employment lawyer to discuss your legal rights. Depending on your situation, you may need to act immediately to protect your ability to go after your employer in the future. Contact me now.

Sex Discrimination and Race Discrimination

I would be willing to assist you in filing a charge based on sex and race discrimination with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission or the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which would include all representation involved with filing the charge of discrimination, including: assisting in drafting and filing the charge of discrimination with the agency; reviewing the Respondent’s position statement; drafting a response to the Respondent’s position statement and where necessary providing any additional information to support the allegations of discrimination including witness statements, documentation or other information/evidence; corresponding with the agency and the investigator assigned to the charge; and attending any mediation and/or negotiating any settlement.

Age Discrimination

In regards to age discrimination claims, if you choose to file an administrative charge with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission or the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, your potential recovery would likely be limited to back pay and reinstatement (but no other damages). This is because those are the remedies available through the Ohio Civil Rights Commission and because in Ohio your Ohio remedies (not federal remedies) are mutually exclusive.

Filing a Lawsuit Directly in Court

At an initial consultation we can discuss your other remedies, and in particular we can discuss that you also have an option to file a lawsuit directly in court without filing an administrative charge with the State of Ohio or the federal government. In that case, you have the possibility of recovering attorney’s fees; lost wages; compensation damages including pain and suffering and the front pay in lieu of reinstatement. There are provisions for attorney’s fees in the law and I would petition the court for an award of attorney fees.

Federal Claims under Title VII

If you decide to pursue federal claims under Title VII, you must file the charge of discrimination with the EEOC and obtain a right to sue letter before filing a federal Title VII court action, except in limited circumstances.

Do Not Delay

With that being said, it is important that you are aware that the law imposes certain time limits on when claims and suits may be filed (“statutes of limitation”). Therefore, your right to file a claim or suit will expire with the passage of time. These deadlines may begin to expire very soon. Therefore, to be safe – you should not delay in pursuing legal action if you intend to do so, because your claim or suit—no matter what it is for—will be barred if not filed within the applicable statute of limitations.

I wish you every success. If you would like to discuss your potential case as referenced above, please do not hesitate to call upon me if I can be of assistance in the future.