Employees seeking relief from on-the-job discrimination on the basis of their race, sex, age, national origin or religion can typically pursue their claims under federal law, Ohio law (Ohio Revised Code Section 4112.02) or both.
In most cases, it doesn’t matter whether the employee sues under state or federal law—the court will apply the same cases and reasoning.
The same is not true in. That’s because the Ohio Civil Rights Commission (OCRC) interprets quite differently than does its federal counterpart, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Fed, state interpretations differ
The federal (register to read more)(PDA) requires that pregnant employees must be treated the same as other employees who are temporarily disabled from working. The Ohio Revised Code Section contains the same “similar in their ability or inability to work” language. However,...