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Q: Hello, my vehicle was searched withbout my consent at my place of work. The search violated company policy as well

But I think it may have violated Ohio law. No law enforcement present, no warrant and no cause. Was this illegal?

Taylor P Waters answered on Jul 3, 2019

That depends on whether you have an employment contract and whether that employment contract gives them the ability to search your car if it's on their property. It seems unlikely, however. You should call an employment attorney.

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Q: Reading my companies drug policy I'm not sure if I'm protected for using medical marijuana or not. Can someone advise?

My main question is with the wording of my company's policy below. Since I am under a physician's care wouldn't it seem I am in compliance with company policy?

The Company has a strong commitment to provide a safe work place and to establish programs

promoting high standards of... Read more »

Denise Rini Esq answered on Jun 4, 2019

Ohio Law, as well as the United States Supreme Court has ruled that a company may discharge or fire an employee for using medical marijuana.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for Ohio on

Q: Can someone accuse you of sexual harrasment when you was joking with a friend on the pack line about a item that you was

Sending down the line and the person that accused me was just ease dropping in to the convo but i did apologized to the person but i was terminated on sexual harrasment when i was no where near her never spoke to her only to apologize if i offended her and the comment wasnt towards her but there... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 28, 2019

Unless you had a written employment contract your employer can terminate you for any reason.

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Q: Can my employer reprimand me, possibly fire me for using approved FMLA days.

James J. Hux answered on Feb 8, 2019

If your employer did so, it could be FMLA retaliation. You should speak with an employment law attorney as soon as possible to discuss your situation in more detail. Some will offer free initial consultations.

Attorney James J Hux

Hux Law Firm LLC

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Q: How do I find out if I have a case of wrongful termination from my previous employer for Discrimination

James J. Hux answered on Jan 22, 2019

The best way for you to find out is to speak with an employment law attorney about your situation in more detail. Some will offer a free initial consultation.

Attorney James J Hux

Hux Law Firm LLC

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Civil Litigation, Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for Ohio on

Q: Should i Bring a sexual Discrimination lawsuit against my employer?

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 to... Read more »

Neil Klingshirn answered on Jan 13, 2019

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.

Here, your...
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Q: Is my employer legally allowed to force me to disclose details about my sealed record?

There is a large financial firm that is hiring me for a contractor position via a staffing agency. I have a start date of next month. They fingerprinted me while I was there. On the background check they ran, they got a record of two separate arrests from 8 years ago or so. No details, just that I... Read more »

Matthew Williams answered on Jul 16, 2018

You are not legally required to disclose any information pertaining to your sealed record. The dismissal depends on the law from another state. But, the rub for you, since they found it, is that they don't have to hire you. So, you can refuse to explain and they can simply take the job somewhere... Read more »

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Q: My employer discriminates,manipulates, exploits me. how much money could I get?

I need a contingency lawyer

Matthew Williams answered on Mar 27, 2018

You have not provided enough information to make any kind of estimate. It's possible your case is worth a lot of money. It's possible it is worth nothing. There's no information here from which to make that judgment. You need to call an employment law attorney and complete a formal intake.

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Q: Can I sue my past employer?

I got hit by a forklift in my back, filled out paperwork, went to the hospital, and am getting bills in the mail from the hospital since I quit. While I was working there I got head butted in my nose by my line lead and was witnessed by a supervisor. I had to fill out paperwork. I was the told if I... Read more »

Matthew S Flemming answered on Jan 8, 2018

For what it's worth, depending on what happened, you may be entitled to a Workers' Compensation claim for some of your injuries. I would contact a Workers' Compensation attorney for the circumstances regarding the forklift incident and headbutting incident.

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Q: We are from ohio. My daughter recently quit her job because of harassment and sexual comments from her supervisor.

Higher up contacted and nothing was done. What can we do

Matthew Williams answered on Sep 29, 2017

Sue for sexual harassment and hostile work environment. You should contact an immigration attorney. I am happy to recommend one.

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Q: Is it legal for my employer to tell my customers my political views without my consent?

I am a bartender at a local restaurant and one of the owners likes to tell customers my political views because she doesn't agree with them. I don't believe in talking about my views at work because I make money on tips. The problem is she knows that I'm a Democrat and will sometimes tell customers... Read more »

Matthew Williams answered on Sep 29, 2017

It's legal for her to do so. There is no duty of confidentiality with your employer the way there is with a doctor, lawyer, or psychologist. If you don't want people at work to know your views, don't tell them and they won't be able to tell anyone else.

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Ohio on

Q: If I work for a retailer and also have their cc, can they fire me if I file for bankruptcy?

Stuart Nachbar answered on Sep 15, 2017

There is actually a anti discrimination clause in the bankruptcy code, so if they do fire you for that, and that only, then you would have a case/claim against them.

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Q: Can I be refused employment based on a bankruptcy from 9 years ago? It is for restaurant management

Stuart Nachbar answered on May 10, 2017

Pursuant to 11 USC 525(b): No private employer may terminate the employment of, or discriminate with respect to employment against, an individual who is or has been a debtor under this title, a debtor or bankrupt under the Bankruptcy Act, or an individual associated with such debtor or bankrupt,... Read more »

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Q: is there a stature of limitations on wrongful termination of employment in Ohio ?

Matthew Williams answered on Feb 6, 2017

Yes, and they can be quite short depending upon the reasons ranging from 3 months to 3 years. Here's a bit more info on the basics:

https://www.ohiobar.org/ForPublic/Resources/LawYouCanUse/Pages/Wrongful-Termination-Know-the-Basics.aspx

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Q: Do I have a case

I was admitted to the hospital, and was placed on FML until I was cleared to return to work. Well I got that clearance under restrictions that I can do office work for the time being 2 months as I continue my treatment. Well my work put me on unpaid leave and refused to let me return at this time.... Read more »

Matthew Williams answered on Jan 19, 2017

You should contact an attorney to go over exactly what happened.

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Ohio on

Q: I have a restraining order against someone who applied at my job and they got hired. Is there any way this is okay?

Joseph Jaap answered on Dec 12, 2016

The new employee could be in violation of the restraining order. Talk to your employer.

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Q: What are my legal options if any

I was threaten at work by a coworker a few months ago wanted to file police report but was pressured not, to weeks later I was insulted by another coworker in front of management, months later they used a racial slur which was used loud enough that the entire office including myself could hear. 3... Read more »

Matthew Williams answered on Nov 21, 2016

You should really give a lawyer a call so they can refer you for an intake interview. It's hard to tell from this one paragraph whether you have anything actionable, but a hostile work environment can become a legal problem for those who create it.

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Q: I asked my employer for a short-term disability papers so I can fill it out the following day I was brought into the

Let me Go I have been there 7 years never been in trouble or had a write up when I the office and let go i asked why I was being let go they said it was management decision when I filed for unemployment I found out that I was twoweeks short of being able to get my unemployment they have fired... Read more »

Matthew Williams answered on Aug 5, 2016

You should certainly sit down with a local employment law attorney. The worst that can happen is they determine they won't take the case.

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Q: Can a person on parole or a felon obtain employment as a bartender in the state of Ohio?

Matthew Williams answered on Aug 2, 2016

Possibly. There's no legal restriction on it, but the bar might not hire you.

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