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Best Employment Discrimination Attorney Answer: What can I do about sexual harassment at work? What are the rights of LGBT at work? How can I stop my boss from bullying me? What are examples of harassment? What is the definition of harassment in the workplace? Will Tomorrow’s Bosses Discriminate?“Do as I say, not as I do.” Most everyone has probably heard this familiar phrase at least once or twice in their life. Instead of practicing what they preach, some adults choose to model negative behavior in front of children. They may think that their bad actions are easily erasable in their children’s minds by repeating over and over again, “Do as I say, not as a I do.” The thing is, children do not always forget so easily. In fact, they may remember those moments for the

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Best Ohio Sexual Harassment Lawyer Answer: Can you be sexually harassed outside of work? What defines harassment? Can I sue for sexual harassment if my boss only made one or two sexual comments towards me? What do I do if I feel unsafe at work because my boss keeps coming on to me? What are the two most common types of harassment? What Is A Sexually Hostile Work Environment?Last week, our employment lawyers answered the question, “Is Sexual Harassment At Work Common?” Since then, I was on the news again about one of our sexual harassment cases. After being on the news, my daughters asked if sexual harassment in the workplace was really that common. I told them that, unfortunately it was and went over some of the numbers in this previous blog. At that moment, I was confronted

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Arbitration is often an alternative to court... but is it better?Best Ohio Employment Discrimination Attorney Answer: Who pays the bill if I have to go to arbitration with my employer? How much will it cost if my employer files for arbitration? Can my employer force me to split the cost of arbitration?Often a potential new client will come through our does saying, “I was fired today because of my…” race/color, religion, gender/sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, or disability. The employee may say “I want to sue for wrongful termination” or that “my boss is sexually harassing me.” Most every employee envisions taking the stand in front of a jury to tell their story and get vindication. Our employment law lawyers spend time with the client gathering all the facts

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Best Ohio Minimum Wage Attorney Answer: What is Ohio’s minimum wage? Did Ohio minimum wage increase in 2020? What do employment attorneys think about this year’s wage and hour issues? What can I do if my paycheck is short? Can my boss make me do non-tipped work and still pay me at the tipped wage rate?Happy New Year from The Spitz Law Firm! As of January 1, 2020, minimum wage increased in Ohio for non-tipped employees, from $8.55 to $8.70 per hour! Tipped employees’ base pay increased in the new year as well, from $4.30 to $4.35 an hour. For workers under the age of 16, the minimum wage did not change, it stayed at $7.25 per hour, which is the Federal Minimum wage.The New Year represents a variety of things for so many people. Maybe for some it is a fresh start, or

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Best Gender Discrimination Attorney Answers: How Has the #MeToo movement impacted the workplace? Can an employer not hire women to avoid sexual harassment claims? Can my male boss refuse to socialize with female employees but only do happy hour with the boys?I was just interviewed by WOIO news regarding one of our sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and wrongful termination cases. (Watch the interview here). The reporter asked a very interesting question, was the egregious acts of sexual harassment uncommon? I thought for a moment and had to respond that given the large volume of these cases that our employment discrimination attorneys handle every day, unfortunately, this is not uncommon. There are a lot of really shitty bosses, managers, and supervisors out

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Best Ohio FMLA Attorney Answer: What is the FMLA? How much time off do I get under the FMLA? What should I do if I took FMLA leave and then got a bad performance review? Can my boss factor my FMLA time off into my overall performance goals? How do I know if I was terminated for using FMLA leave? FMLA Retaliation Tips.Most people never plan to use their Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) leave. No one wants to have a surgery, illness, disability, or some other life altering event that literally puts their life on hold. When one of these events does happen to an employee or a close family member of an employee, the last thing anyone wants to think about is how they are going to take time off work. FMLA is designed to help employees balance their work and family

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