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Q: I feel my age had something to do with not getting a job I truly have reason for this

I went to a interview there was maybe 10 or more people there being interviewed when I went through the building I noticed that all the employees that I seen was no older than 35 the ones that was older in age was the people working in the office area there was a physical test done I had no... Read more »

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Q: "Note the signing bonus can be revoked if you leave before a full year." Is the two weeks notice considered the end date

14th is a full year. It's the 9th if I put in two weeks would that require me to pay it back?

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Q: Was I wrongfully terminated and do I have grounds to sue?

2 weeks After going to my employer regarding my significant other’s battle with cancer. I was written up for performance issue and attendance. Even thou we have Flex Time and I always worked 40 hrs. They told me if I could just make it till the end of the year my Time would start over. On... Read more »

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Q: My property manager was telling out maintenance supervisor that I’m bipolar which only she knows.

I am an assistant property manager. She also said “when he gets that way I just give him space”

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Employment Law and Civil Rights for Ohio on
Q: Workplace religious freedom

We dont have a prayer space inside our building most people pray in their car now the company has banned us from going to our car. Do we have legal standing to fight back on this under title VII

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Ohio on
Q: Does title VII prevent our employer from banning going to my car on break to pray if there is no other private space avl

There is no provided space or time for prayer. So those of us who do this go to our car on lunch and rest breaks. Were now banned from our car on rest 15 min breaks.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Health Care Law and Immigration Law for Ohio on
Q: What are the legal requirements for the employee to obtain a hospital sponsored green card?


I am an international student that came to the USA on an F-1 visa. My visa expired in 2021 but I maintained residency in the US until I graduated from my nursing program. I have a work an employment authorization document for optional practical training, this permit expires on... Read more »

James L. Arrasmith
James L. Arrasmith PRO label
answered on Feb 25, 2023

Congratulations on your job offer and the opportunity to apply for a green card sponsorship through your hospital.

The requirements for obtaining a green card through employment can vary based on the specific type of employment-based immigrant visa category for which you qualify. Your...
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Employment Law for Ohio on
Q: if I signed a noncompete 5 years ago&changed roles in company is it still in place if promises were broken w/ new role?
Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
answered on Feb 15, 2023

An attorney would have to do a full review of the noncompete, the circumstances, and related facts to determine whether the agreement remains enforceable and to what extent. Even if the employer has broken promises, they could still force you into court trying to enforce the non-compete. So... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Ohio on
Q: Kroger fired me following a panic attack (CPTSD) after a coworker yelled at me, can I sue?

Hello. I began working at a Kroger factory in October last year. In November, i had a panic attack due to a coworker yelling at me, and I have CPSTD, and being yelled at or facing aggression of any kind sends me into panic attacks. That day, the supervisor sent me home. Before that, she told me... Read more »

Cynthia Pietrucha
Cynthia Pietrucha
answered on Jan 24, 2023

Sorry to hear about your experiences. Under federal law (the ADA) you would have to prove that the employer knew you had these disabilities and that you were fired because of these disabilities. You carry the burden to prove your case. If you worked in Ohio, you should locate a local employment... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for Ohio on
Q: Am I eligible for workmans comp benefits if I suffer PTSD due to an incident that happened while I was at work?

I am a teacher for a head start program. As part of my job I am required to conduct Home visits at families residences. During one of my visits in August of 2022 there was a man shot and killed 50 ft from me. I heard the shots and once police came I went to the front door and saw the body right... Read more »

James Monast
James Monast
answered on Dec 29, 2022

Ohio does not recognize workers' compensation claims for psychological conditions alone; they must be associated with a physical injury you sustain. Other states recognize these claims but not Ohio. You would have to sustain a physical injury, even a minor one, before the psychological... Read more »

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Q: Is there any way I can send a non compete for you to review (from my employer)?

I would like to know if there is any way out if it should I get a job offer from a manufacturer in the same industry.

Nicholas P. Weiss
Nicholas P. Weiss
answered on Dec 22, 2022

The board is more for general questions. If you have a specific document that you need reviewed, reach out to one of the attorneys listed for a consultation.


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Q: I live in Ohio and my employer is denying me time off to show up to a subpoena to be a witness. Is this legal?
Neil Klingshirn
Neil Klingshirn
answered on Dec 5, 2022

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...
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Q: My job has security cameras. Can my employer secretly place a cellphone in a room to record what you do?


Neil Klingshirn
Neil Klingshirn
answered on Nov 28, 2022

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Employment Law and Contracts for Ohio on
Q: I work for a company in Ohio that is requiring employees to pay for damages to company equipment. Is this legal?

I believe section 4113.19 prohibits deductions from employee wages; but are there any other sections that I can reference to help get a better idea of what’s legal?

Additionally, what constitutes an “express contract”? I’m sure the “contract” was somewhere in the mountain of... Read more »

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Nov 29, 2022

The code section you've cited permits employers to deduct from wages for damages to company property, provided there is an express contract between the employer and the employee putting the employee on notice that he or she will be held accountable for damaged property and equipment. An... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Ohio on
Q: Does my employer have to pay me 3 days off for bereavement

I work at a bw3 and work about 25 hours a week. Have done my own research and section 124.387 says they have to but boss said no they dont

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Oct 26, 2022

The code section you refer to covers state government employees. Private businesses rarely offer any sort of bereavement leave to their employees and are not required to do so.

1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Ohio on
Q: If you live in ohio but work in pennsylvania do you get the medical cannibis discrimination protections as pennsylvania?

Someone who lives in PA gets protections from being fired if they have a medical card. But Ohio doesn't have any of that.

So if I live in Ohio but work in PA would I not get these protections because I live in Ohio and have an Ohio medical card?

Nicholas P. Weiss
Nicholas P. Weiss
answered on Sep 16, 2022

No. Pennsylvania law applies to Pennsylvania companies. They would not be able to terminate so long as you are in compliance with Pennsylvania's medical marijuana laws.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for Ohio on
Q: I had a cup of hot string bean juice thrown in my face by another employee at my job what are my options on what to do

I didn't suffer any major Burns but mentally I have been stressed out since she threw this cup of string beans used in my face burning my face and neck eyes and Chin what are my options

James Monast
James Monast
answered on Aug 31, 2022

You have a valid work injury claim. If you have developed an emotional reaction to your injuries and the incident, you may be able to get treatment under your claim. You'd have to have a psychologist or other mental health professional confirm a diagnosis and file a motion to have the... Read more »

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