The HR Specialist: Ohio Employment Law

A federal government agency’s policy barring “items of religious preference” from agency bulletin boards is unconstitutional, the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio ruled …

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Employers and employees know that wearing the proper protective equipment can prevent workplace accidents. But too often employees fail to wear personal protective equipment (PPE), sometimes with disastrous consequences …

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A 60-year-old administrator in the state treasurer’s office was urged into retirement after she called a fellow worker a “nappy-headed ho” one week after radio personality Don Imus made the phrase famous …

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A Columbus inspection-repair worker lost his ADA lawsuit against Honda because his disability left him unsuited to work in the plant …

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Employees of Alcoa’s truck wheel manufacturing plant in Cleveland have filed unfair labor practice charges against their union with the National Labor Relations Board …

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The manager of a Dave & Buster’s Restaurant in Cincinnati lost his age-discrimination claim because the case was ruled primarily circumstantial by a U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio …

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An Ohio appeals court significantly expanded employees’ rights recently when it upheld a fired employee’s right to trial after her employer terminated her because she threatened to talk to her attorney …

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A U.S. District judge dismissed an intentional injury suit against Daimler-Chrysler AG and the security firm Wackenhut Corp. The suit was brought by an employee injured in a shooting at the company’s Toledo North assembly plant in 2005 …

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A contract’s a contract, the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio held when it denied CBG Biotech, Ltd., a Columbus-based solvent recycling company, a preliminary injunction against its health care provider, United Healthcare

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An Ohio employer got burned after it fired an employee two days after he told an insurance inspector about a malfunctioning fire alarm …

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