Chillicothe Employment Law Attorneys

Chillicothe Employment Law Attorneys

People rely on their jobs to provide an income that will allow them to support themselves. Not everyone loves their job, but there are times when the environment in a workplace is particularly toxic or unfair. Sometimes, employers and even co-workers break the law, making it unbearable for others in the workplace. If you feel as though your rights have been violated or you have been treated unfairly at work, it is important to know that you have rights. One of our Chillicothe employment law attorneys can advise you of what those are and make sure they are upheld.

Wage Disputes

The law regarding minimum wage in Chillicothe, and throughout Ohio is always changing. Employers have a legal obligation to stay up to date with the most recent changes to make sure they are paying their workers appropriately and are not violating their rights. Any time an employee works more than 40 hours in one workweek, employers must pay them overtime pay. Overtime pay is the equivalent of one and a half times the regular wages the employee earns.

When employers do not pay their workers proper wages, employees have legal options. They can first file a complaint with the Ohio Department of Commerce. If the Department rejects the claim, employees can then file a claim against their employer in civil court.

Harassment in the Workplace

There are two types of harassment that can occur in the workplace. The first is quid pro quo, which is rarer today than it was in years past. Quid pro quo literally means ‘a favor for a favor.’ When referring to workplace harassment, quid pro quo typically means a worker doing something for an employer or person in a position of authority in exchange for something of value. For example, if an employer offered a worker a raise if they went on a date with them, that would constitute quid pro quo harassment.

Harassment can also create a toxic work environment. In these situations, the harassment must be so pervasive that it impedes the victim’s ability to perform their employment duties. The harassment must also be ongoing and not a one-time event. Harassment that creates a toxic work environment is the most common type today.

Discrimination in the Workplace

Discrimination in the workplace is one of the most common violations of employment law in Chillicothe and throughout Ohio. Workplace discrimination refers to any time an employee of a protected class is treated differently or unfairly. State and federal law both outline protected classes as individuals of a certain religion, race, disability, pregnancy status, age, gender, and more. It is against the law for employers to take these classes into consideration when making decisions about a person’s employment status.

Call Our Employment Law Attorneys in Chillicothe for Legal Advice

If your employer has violated your rights, our Chillicothe employment law attorneys at Marshall Forman & Schlein can provide the sound legal advice you need and help you make things right. Call us now or contact us online to schedule a free consultation and learn more about your legal options.

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