Zanesville Labor and Employment Lawyers
People go to work to earn an honest living. They do not expect to run into legal issues, become the victim of discrimination or harassment, or not receive the wages they rightfully earned. When any of these situations arise, employees often do not know where to turn. Our Zanesville labor and employment lawyers can advise on your case and hold employers liable when they commit a violation in any of the following areas of employment law.
Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
The Americans with Disabilities Act makes it illegal for employers to discriminate against employees and employment candidates based on a disability. When the disability will cause the business substantial harm, the employer may have a case. In most cases, however, employers are prohibited from this type of discrimination. When an employee needs reasonable accommodations due to their disability, employers must also provide them.
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides certain employees with the right to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave within one 12-month period. Employers must allow eligible employees to take this leave. Employers are also prohibited from retaliating against employees that request or take this leave.
All employees in Zanesville have the right to go to work and be free from discrimination based on their race, religion, gender, age, nationality, pregnancy status, and more. Both state and federal law provide this protection. Under these laws, harassment is also considered a form of discrimination. When employers discriminate against their employees, they can be held liable. Employees can also hold their employer liable if someone else is discriminating against them and their employer does nothing to stop it.
Wage and Hour Disputes
All employers in Ohio are expected to provide their employees with the minimum wage as outlined by state law. Employees that work more than 40 hours in one workweek are also entitled to overtime pay, which is one-and-a-half times their regular wage. Employers that do not pay their workers the appropriate wage for work completed can be held liable.
Ohio is an at-will state, like most states throughout the country. This means that employers can hire and fire employees at any time and for any reason. However, when employers fire an employee based on discriminatory reasons, the worker can hold them liable for wrongful termination. When an employee is fired for retaliatory reasons, such as taking FMLA leave, it is also considered wrongful termination.
How Our Ohio Labor and Employment Lawyers Can Help You
At Marshall & Forman, LLC, our Zanesville labor and employment lawyers understand the federal and state laws that are designed to protect employees. We can also identify when an employer has violated those laws and will work hard to help workers hold their employers liable and recover the compensation they deserve. If an employer has violated your rights, call us today or fill out our online form to schedule a consultation with one of our skilled attorneys and to learn more about how we can help.