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Columbus, Ohio Wrongful Termination Lawyers

Columbus, Ohio Wrongful Termination Lawyers

It can be devastating to lose your job, especially if you suspect unfair and/or possibly even illegal reasons behind the termination. While Ohio, like many other states, is an “at-will” employment state, and this allows employers to terminate employees for any (or no) reason, there are very important exceptions to this rule, including the presence of  language in an employment contract that includes provisions to the contrary, as well as both state and federal laws, which prohibit certain types of behavior behind the termination, such as discrimination, thus potentially making an employee termination a “wrongful termination.”

If you suspect that you may have been fired for discriminatory reasons, in violation of an employment contract, or otherwise in violation of your rights, contact our Columbus, Ohio, wrongful termination attorneys so that we can help you understand your options. 

What Does Wrongful Termination Look Like?

As a worker in Columbus, Ohio, you may have grounds for a wrongful termination lawsuit if any of the following circumstances apply in your situation:

  • Employment Contract that may have been breached: If specific language is included in your contract – for example, language that guarantees employment under certain circumstances, such as for a certain time period – your employer can be held accountable for failing to follow through on the contract. The first step in figuring out if there were any particular requirements or policies attached to your employment is for you and your attorney to consult any documents you signed or were provided with when you started, including your employee handbook
  • Discrimination: Employers cannot fire employees for reasons related to age, ancestry, color, disability (both mental and physical), military status, national origin, race, religion, and/or sex
  • Retaliation: Employees cannot be fired in response to filing a work injury claim, making a complaint, experiencing and/or reporting sexual harassment, reporting anything illegal/whistleblower claims, and/or requesting time off for medical leave
  • Any violations of labor laws

Contact Our Columbus, Ohio, Wrongful Termination Lawyers

If you suspect that you may have been wrongfully terminated or otherwise fired without legal cause, Marshall Forman & Schlein can help. Our employment and labor attorneys have filed a number of cases and won our clients significant damages; we are uniquely positioned to ensure that justice is done. Contact us today for a free consultation and read more about the clients we have helped through the years here.

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