Our Recent Wrongful Termination Lawyer's Blog

The Most Important Thing You Can Do Today: Call The Right Attorney™

Best Ohio Disability Discrimination Attorney Answer: Do I qualify for FMLA? How do I qualify for medical leave of absence? Can I still take medical leave if my employer does not qualify for FMLA? How long can you take a medical leave from work? Can my boss fire me for asking to take medical leave for a serious illness? How do I request time off from work to get medical treatment? My Job Doesn’t Have FMLA, Can I Get Medical Leave?Nobody gets up in the morning and plans to have a medical emergency or family medical care issue. Every employee would rather just keep waking up every morning to the same routine – shower, brush your teeth, get dressed, maybe eat some breakfast, and head into work. My grandmother always like the saying, “man plans, and god laughs.” When

Read More

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

Read More

Best Ohio Military Discrimination Lawyer Answer: Is it illegal to ask about military service during a job interview? What is Military Employment Discrimination? How do I know that my military status was not a factor in the company’s decision not to hire me? Can a prospective employer consider my military status when making a hiring decision? How do I request leave from my job for military training?“I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: ‘I served in the United States Navy.” John F. Kennedy (See Military Quotes).If the military chants, “Sound off, 1-2-3-4…” or “Left, right, left…” resonate with you, due

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More