I do realize that I have proof of it. Also, I have been seeing a therapist, and it has come to light that many of my anxiety issues are related to this abuse. I was not the only paralegal he abused either.
The statute of limitations in Ohio for sexual harassment that occurred before April of 2021 is six years, so you can still pursue a claim. The statute of limitations under federal law (Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act) is 300 days.
You have an obligation to respond to a subpoena, just like you have an obligation to serve as a juror when called. If your employer terminates your employment because you respond to the subpoena, you will probably have a claim for wrongful discharge.
That said, being fired with a claim for...View More
Federal law prohibits audio recording of conversations unless at least one party to the conversation consents to the recording. 18 U.S. Code § 2511 - Interception and disclosure of wire, oral, or electronic communications prohibited. Therefore, if your employer is recording your conversation while...View More
There is no law requiring you to establish separate business and personal accounts for your business and personal finances. Nonetheless, you should do so for the reason you cite, to avoid co-mingling. You should also obtain or dedicate a single credit/debit card for business purchases. Finally, set...View More
My sister has given the company she has worked for almost 20 years a Jan 31st, 2021 retirement date. They have come back with a Dec 31st, 2020 date. She has been top salesperson for years and has made them millions of dollars. Her social security starts in Feb 2020. She opted for Jan 31st so... View More
Your sister gets to choose when she wants to retire. If the company ends her employment before that, it is called termination. She would be entitled to unemployment compensation benefits at least until she retired and, if she proved that her age or some other unlawful reason motivated her...View More
Over the last few years I've been injured at work 3 times and filed a workers comp claim for 2 of them (first and third). For those 2, my boss had me cancel each claim and say that I didn't need the benefits anymore. He wanted me to do this so his number of processed claims and insurance... View More
Although it is not entirely clear that an agreement to waive workers compensation claims is enforceable, that is what your employer entered into. Specifically, your employer agreed to pay for (some) wages and medical costs if you did not file a...View More
My availability recently changed from working 31 hours a week to now I am only able to work Saturdays while I agreed to care for my niece at home during the week. I am not her primary caretaking. My employer recently asked if we would have any restrictions to our schedules when we reopened after... View More
The real question is whether your employer had an obligation to continue your employment for Saturdays only and, if not and she decides to employ someone else, whether you have any rights as a result of her ending of the employment.
If you are an employee at will, which you probably are,...View More
currently a full-time graduate student. My sons school closed and my child care provider is closed. I requested 2 weeks leave to care for my son and find alternative childcare. There are other OTs available to cover my caseload until I can return. My employer threatened to report me to state for... View More
Under the new Paid Sick Leave Act and Emergency Paid Family and Medical Leave Act you should be eligible for paid time off to care for your son while his school is closed and no caregiver is available. Your employer can pay for the paid leave with a tax credit. In addition, your employer cannot...View More
The Coronavirus Paid Sick Leave Act requires employers to pay for sick leave and it has its own certification rules. Therefore, if you miss work for a coronavirus related reason, the Paid Sick Leave Act might dictate the documentation that you need to provide to get government...View More
In a word, no. Ohio employment at will law says that, absent an agreement otherwise, an employer has no obligation to pay an employee after terminating the employment other than paying the employee for work done up to that point.
However, loss of work due to a coronavirus shutdown ordered...View More
It depends on whether they do that every day for the week.
Overtime is paid by the week. If you work over 40 hours in a week and you are not exempt from overtime, your employer must pay 1.5 times your regular rate of pay. If you work 10 hours a day for five days a week, you are entitled to...View More
You may have a claim for breach of contract with your employer. The contract was to pay you $X per hour for each hour worked. If you and your employer intended that this included the early 15 minutes, then once you work those minutes you are entitled to payment for them. If, on the other hand, you...View More
Hourly employee has an added break for stress management. Leadman and company nurse having a pissung contest about smoking while on said break. Company called Dr to modify Dr note to include break is not meant for smoking. I understand its a minor thing, but what if?
The Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act restrict an employer's access to employee medical records and information from the employee's treatment providers. As a result, employers are generally limited to seeking clarifications of a doctor's orders....View More
Unless changed by an Operating Agreement, which you don't have, Ohio limited liability companies makes operating decisions by a vote of a majority of their membership interests. Membership interests are the percentage of ownership that each member owns. Here is a link to ORC 1705, Ohio's...View More
First, you and your friend should each consult your own attorney. Becoming a member of a limited liability company is economically similar to becoming a partner in a business. You will have rights and responsibilities with respect to your friend and should know what they are and whether you are...View More
Im a woman, i currently work for my employer 3years in Akron Ohio, I asked the kitchen manager if i could transfer to the kitchen. His instant reply, very loudly, in front of multiple people was "No! Absolutely Not! You'll only F**K all my guys back there, thats the only reason you want... View More
Every case is different, so the best course is to get advice specific to your situation. That said, as a general rule you should evaluate the strength of the evidence for your claim, the amount of damages you could recover and the costs you will incur to recover those damages.
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