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Best Ohio Race Discrimination Lawyer Reply: What is Juneteenth and why does it matter? What can I do if I was fired because I’m black? How do I report racial harassment at workplace? To many people, including employers, Juneteenth is something new. Many, including bosses and supervisors, believe that Juneteenth is a recent creation that is arising from the new focus on race discrimination following the murder of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter protests that followed. It is not. In reality, Juneteenth is the oldest commemoration of the abolition of slavery in the United States. Many people incorrectly believe that June 19 was the day that President Abraham Lincoln made his   Emancipation Proclamation, but that was actually on January 1, 1863. It then took two

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Spoiler: It Means A Big Win For The LGBTQ Community Best Ohio LGBTQ+ Discrimination Attorney Answer: How can we fight discrimination in the workplace? How can gay people be fired for their sexuality? What should I do if I think I’m being discriminated against at work because I’m gay? Can I be fired for reporting discrimination and harassment to HR? On Monday June 15, 2020, the United States Supreme Court, in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, came to a landmark decision progressing our country past a long battled over legal, political, and human rights issues. Members of the LGBTQ community have suffered employment discrimination for decades, but today’s decision will extend to them the protections under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 for those who have been

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Best Ohio Race Discrimination Attorney Answer: How can we fight modern day racism in the workplace? How can we put a stop to racism and spread equity? What should I do if I think I’m being discriminated against at work because I’m Black? Can I be fired for reporting racial discrimination and harassment to HR? We are angry. Hurt. At a loss for words. It is 2020, how could an African American man get shot on his morning jog? How, as Americans, can we allow a modern-day lynching to occur before our eyes? For those who fight for justice and equity, Ahmaud Abery’s death hurts. It seems like all of the progress we’ve fought for throughout the years is somehow erased. Our Lawyers at The Spitz Law Firm send our deepest condolences and sympathy to the family members and loved ones

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Best Ohio Employment Discrimination Attorney Answer: Can my employer require that I wear a mask at work? What kind of protective equipment can my job force me to wear? If the equipment my boss gave me triggers my asthma, do I have to wear it? Hang in there, Ohio. It certainly has been a rough couple of months since COVID-19 sent us scurrying for shelter. While the threat of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, we are getting closer to something that resembles normal life every day. As Winston Churchill once said, “Now, this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” Of course, whether it is the end of the beginning or the beginning of the end, The employment lawyers at The Spitz Law

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Best Ohio Employment Discrimination Attorney Answer: During the COVID-19 pandemic, Can my boss deny my request to work from home? After COVID-19 has ended, can my job tell me that working from home is not an option? Can my employer fire me for requesting to work from home? Can the company that I work for take away a work at home accommodation after I have been successfully working remotely? A few weeks ago, our employment law lawyers discussed that employers are permitted to encourage employees to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. (See Can My Boss Make Me Work At Home Because Of The Coronavirus?). Yesterday, our disability and work accommodations attorneys circled back to ask and answer: How Will Disability Accommodations Look After COVID-19? This struck home with a lot

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Best Ohio Employment Discrimination Attorney Answer: How is Covid-19 changing the standard of “reasonable accommodation?” Will I be able to keep working from home once Covid-19 is over? What will be the lasting effects on the workplace after Covid-19 is over? During the Covid-19 outbreak the American and Global workplace has seen many setbacks and hardships. But at the same time, with Covid-19 forcing millions of Americans to work from home, we, as a country, have seen an extraordinary burst of resilience. That is who we are as a country, and as a people. Specifically, Ohioans have shown an extraordinary drive to keep businesses open and keep each other safe with social distancing. It is incredible to say the least. The regular readers of our lawyers’ blog know that The

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