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Best Ohio Whistleblower Attorney Answer: What should I do if I my employer is putting people’s lives at risk? If I get fired for not going along with a cover-up, can I sue for wrongful termination? Can I be fired for reporting illegal practices or refusing to participate in illegal or unlawful activities? Have you ever heard the expression that “no good deed goes unpunished”? At The Spitz Law Firm, LLC, our employment lawyers help employees every day who have been punished at work simply for doing the right thing. These days, our lawyers hear stories all the time of employees being fired or even in criminal trouble for misdeeds at work. But, does the law protect those employees who actually fight back against illegal activity at work? The term “whistleblower” gets thrown

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Best Ohio Wrongful Termination Lawyer Reply: I’m a manager, can I be fired in retaliation for reporting someone else getting sexually harassed at work? What if I get fired because I reported sexual harassment? I followed protocol and “reported up the chain of command” and now I don’t have a job; can I sue for wrongful termination or retaliation? As a well-respected employment law attorney, I would like to consider myself an informed citizen. I like to read the news every day to stay informed. Sometimes I like what I read, often, I don’t. But nevertheless, it’s still important to read the news. As an attorney, reading the news is an important part of my job. Our clients count on our lawyers to be ahead of the latest breaking employment laws or developments. Lucky for me,

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Best Ohio Employment Attorneys’ Answer: Can I sue if I was fired by my boss for refusing to do illegal acts? Do I have a wrongful termination claim if my job wants me to do something unlawful, but I refuse? What is a public policy wrongful termination claim? Johnny Depp has seen better time. Because this is an employment law blog, we don’t need to go into all of his recent transgressions … but we will go into some of the recent news regarding accusations against him.  Early this month, Depp settled an employment lawsuit brought by two of his former bodyguards, Eugene Arreola and Miguel Sanchez. The bodyguards had previously sued Depp for wrongful termination, hostile work environment and failing to pay overtime wages. One of the advantages of a settlement is that none of the

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Best Employment Attorneys’ Answer: Do I have to pay taxes on my race discrimination lawsuit? Should I report my gender and disability discrimination settlement to the IRS? Can I avoid paying taxes on the jury’s verdict on my sexual harassment claims? “Nothing is certain except death and taxes.” We have all heard this before and most of us have probably uttered this phrase once or twice. What most of don’t know is that this unfortunate truism has a long history in our country. It origins are found in a 1789 letter, in which Benjamin Franklin, who you may have heard of, penned that “Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Now, as a bit of a history

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Best Ohio Employment Discrimination Attorney Answer: What can I do if I was fired today after reporting race discrimination to HR? Can I sue my boss for retaliating against me for reporting discrimination? Does it matter if I was the one who was discriminated against, or am I protected for reporting discrimination against someone else? Our retaliation attorneys are routinely asked by the victims of unlawful discrimination (that is, discrimination based on race, gender, sex, pregnancy, national origin, disability, religion, military status, ancestry, or age) whether they should complain about it. Although many of these employees are afraid of “rocking the boat,” and they fear that a complaint will lead to termination, the instinct to keep quite should absolutely be

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Best Ohio Employment Discrimination Lawyer Reply: Can I make my employer pay my attorneys' fees? What can I do if I don’t have the money to pay an attorney to sue my job for wrongful termination? Why should I have to pay to file a race discrimination lawsuit against my former employer? Let’s start with the basics. Most employment law lawyers will charge an hourly fee to represent employees in employment discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, or wage and hour claims. These employment attorneys will then require these recently fired employees to hand over part of their savings as a retainer that the attorney will hold in their trust account and bill against. Some attorneys are even worse, they will take a contingent fee on top of an hourly rate. Most

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