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Best Ohio Disability Discrimination Lawyer Answer: Is being overweight a protected status under employment discrimination laws? What protection does Ohio law offer for obese employees? Should the law be changed to protect overweight employees? Fired for being fat? Can My Boss Fire Me Because I’m Overweight? As our employment discrimination attorneys have previously discussed the answer to whether a terminated employee who is fired for being overweight can bring a wrongful termination claim is complicated. (See Is High Blood Pressure A Disability?; and The Scope Of The Americans With Disabilities Act Amendments Continue To Get Better For Obese Employees.) It’s complicated because federal laws like the Americans with Disabilities Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act

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Best Ohio Race Discrimination Lawyer Reply: What are some examples of discrimination? How do I report racial discrimination? Can I be fired for reporting racial discrimination to HR? What can I do if my general manager keeps using racial slurs at work? Employment Law: What Is Race Discrimination? As an employment discrimination lawyer, I’m often asked about my job and the cases that we handle – at parties, school events for my kids and even while standing in line at Target. Amazingly, most people still don’t understand the basics about what race discrimination is. Many people often ask, “what is race discrimination at work – like when you are wrongly fired for being black?” Well, yes, race discrimination can involve wrongful termination, but it includes much more than

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Best Ohio Overtime Pay Attorney Answer: What qualifies someone as an independent contractor? What benefits must my employer give me as an independent contractor? Can I be considered an employee even if I signed a contract that says I’m an independent contractor? How do I find the top wage theft lawyer? Is it better to be independent contractor or employee? Overtime Pay: Am I An Independent Contractor? Sometimes, the courts get the answer wrong. Our wage and hour attorneys are constantly looking for new developments in the law on misclassification of employees. This is a really important issue because under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), an employee has to be paid minimum wage and must be paid time and a half for overtime hours worked in excess of forty hours per

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Best Ohio Sexual Harassment Attorney Reply: Who can sue for sexual harassment? Can immigrant workers sue their former bosses for sexual harassment? Can employees working on a green card sue their boss for being sexually harassed on the job? How can I report sexual harassment if I’m undocumented? Can I Sue For Sexual Harassment? No one should be subjected to sexual harassment at work. Our lawyers feel very strongly about this. You should not be sexually harassed by your boss. (My Boss Is Sexually Harassing Me At Work. I Need A Top Attorney!). You should not be subjected to your manager hitting on you or asking for sexual favors (What Can I Do If My Manager Is Sexually Harassing Me?). Fellow employees cannot tell you that they want to have sex with you or share naked pictures

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Best Ohio Disability Discrimination Attorney Answer: Does my employer have to accommodate my emotional outbursts if they are a symptom of my disability? How do I discuss reasonable accommodations with my employer? What kind of accommodation can I get for my disability? Have you ever just wanted to scream your heart out? Just take all that stress in your life and release it into the universe in a primal yell? Take it from me it can be a very therapeutic exercise. Before I went to law school and became an employment law lawyer, I worked in the retail industry and, as anyone who has worked in retail can tell you it can be a stressful job. You work long hours for too little pay and every day you have to deal with a customer who is upset about something you have no control over. It

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Best Gender Discrimination Attorney Answers: What are some examples of gender discrimination? My job only provides safety equipment in men’s sizes, is that legal? Does my employer have to provide me with safety equipment that fits women? What can I do if my boss refuses to provide female workers with safety equipment that fits? How do I file a gender discrimination complaint? Discrimination For No Female Safety Equipment? I have a confession to make, I am a huge nerd. Comic books, Game of Thrones, Star Wars, you name it. One of my favorite genres of nerd-dom is science fiction. As a kid, I dreamed of exploring the stars with Captain Jean-Luc Piccard or Captain Catherine Janeway. Even now on a clear night, I catch myself staring up at the sky and dreaming about what it would be

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