Warren, OH asked in Employment Law for Ohio

Q: I was fired for retaliation by the owner of the restaurant I worked for what can I do

Basically when I worked at this place the owner after working a 14 or 15 hour day screwed up taking my money at the end of the night when I told him about this he pretty much told me too bad this is the way it’s gonna be and also refused to give me my Tips I then contacted his boss who in turn made him give the money back I was then fired shortly after

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Rebecca Hill
Rebecca Hill
  • Columbus, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: You should speak to an attorney and have your case evaluated. Your employer may have violated federal and Ohio wage and hour laws by withholding your tips. While tip pooling arrangements are permissible, management and supervisory personnel are not permitted to participate. Federal and Ohio wage laws also protect employees from retaliation for complaining about tip wage theft.

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