Employment discrimination laws generally seek to prevent employment discrimination based on race, gender, age, religion, national origin, and physical or mental disability. Such laws also prohibit harassment based upon gender or other statutorily-protected characteristic. Individual states and localities may prohibit discrimination on other bases as well. The Ohio Fair Employment Practices Law prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, military status, national origin, disability, age and ancestry. Federal statutes prohibiting discrimination include the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the American with Disabilities Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and the Uniform Services Employment & Reemployment Rights Act.
Employment discrimination laws typically address bias in hiring, promotion, job assignment, termination, compensation, and training. Employers are also prohibited from firing or otherwise retaliating against employees for filing charges of discrimination, whether internally or with a governmental agency such as the EEOC or Ohio Civil Rights Commission. Such laws also prohibit retaliation against employees for testifying on behalf of other employees who file charges of discrimination.
Just to the left of this article, under the heading Employment Discrimination Law, you will find articles giving more in depth information about some of the more common forms of discrimination. I practice in all of these areas of employment law. While no attorney can guarantee any specific result, for 35 years I have made it my commitment to practice my profession as skillfully and diligently as I possibly can, treating every client as I would like to be treated. If you believe that you may have been fired or otherwise discriminated against on any of the bases discussed above or in the articles to the left, I invite you to call our office today and set up an appointment to meet with me.
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