Employment Issues

Wrongful Termination

Ohio Wrongful Termination Attorneys As Toledo, Ohio and Columbus, Ohio wrongful termination attorneys, we regularly represent employees who have been wrongfully terminated by their employer. However, the term “wrongful termination” is often misunderstood. What does this term mean exactly? In Ohio, unless you have an employment contract that controls your rights or you are a...

Age Discrimination

Employers must have at least 20 or more employees to be subject to the ADEA. "Employer" includes state and local governments. The ADEA also applies to employment agencies, labor organizations, and the federal government. In Ohio, your employer must have 4 or more employees to be subject to Ohio’s Civil Rights Act.--Read More--

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Background Checks (FCRA)

Often times an employer offers employment to an applicant or employee on a condition that he or she submits to a background check, also known as a consumer credit report, to screen applicants and employees. Before your employer runs a background check, it normally engages a consumer credit reporting agency. Your employer is required to take certain and very specific steps before running a background check. Additionally, it has a number of very specific steps it must follow prior to taking any adverse employment action (e.g. termination, suspension, etc.) based on information contained in the background check. Here is a summary of your rights. The main requirements are listed below.--Read More--

Damages – What can I Recover as Damages?

Recoverable Damages in an Employment Case The purpose of damages in an employment case is to put an employee back in same place they would have been if it weren’t for the employer’s actions or inaction. There are several ways a court tries to accomplish this goal, a non-exhaustive list of which can include back...

Disability Discrimination – Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Disability law, whether it is federal or under Ohio law, is a very technical practice area. When facing a disability issue against your employer, the attorneys at Bryant Legal, LLC can level the playing field and guide you through this process. If you believe you have been discriminated against in any aspect of your employment because of your disability, you need to take action and contact an attorney at Bryant Legal, LLC immediately. A non-exhaustive in-depth overview of disability discrimination is below.--Read More--

Disability Discrimination: Public Accommodation

While the ADA has been in place for over 20 years, many disabled individuals still face discrimination in places of public accommodation, such as hotels, shopping centers, restaurants, private businesses, stores, and similar facilities that are opened to the public. Pursuant to Title III of the ADA, most such facilities must be accessible to individuals with disabilities by making reasonable (“readily achievable”) changes to policies, practices and procedures, as well as the amenities or auxiliary aids or services, to its disabled patrons. Under Title III, individuals are permitted to file suit to enforce the provisions of this remedial legislation, whereby injunctive relief (elimination of the discrimination) can be achieved. Non-compliance with the law can result in serious consequences to the offending business or entity.--Read More--

Discrimination Overview

Discrimination presents a stressful and complicated situation. Fortunately, Federal and Ohio law prohibit workplace discrimination in in all aspects of your employment. A non-exhaustive list includes hiring and firing, compensation, assignment, or classification of employees, transfer, promotion, layoff, or recall, job advertisements, recruitment, testing, use of company facilities, training and apprenticeship programs, fringe benefits, pay, retirement plans, disability leave, or other terms and conditions of your employment.--Read More--

Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)

Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) Attorneys Normally, employees participate in the employer’s health and retirement plans. As Columbus, Ohio and Toledo, Ohio ERISA attorneys, we understand that life events sometimes require employees to utilize the benefits of such plans, including health insurance, short and long term disability benefits, and retirement plan benefits. Whether you need assistance...

Fair Labor Standards Act (Wage and Hour Issues)

Often times employees accept wages simply because they assume the employer knows what they should be paid and has the employees' best interests at heart. However, there are many examples, many of which go unnoticed, when an employee is frequently not paid properly due to a variety of factors. As Ohio wage and hour attorneys, we make sure that employees who are entitled to minimum wages and overtime wages are paid under both Federal and Ohio law. If you believe you are not getting paid properly, whether it be minimum wages or overtime wages, call us today to discuss your legal issue. An overview of typical wage and hour issues is below.--Read More--

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), codified as 29 U.S.C. § 2601, et seq., is a federal law that entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave up to 12 weeks for medical reasons, for the birth or adoption of a child, and for the care of a child, spouses, or parent who has a “serious health condition.” The FMLA and federal regulations have very specific and technical requirements that must be followed by both the covered employer and the eligible employee. For this reason alone, it is important to contact an employment attorney to advise you of your FMLA rights as early as possible. A more in-depth explanation of the FMLA and FMLA commons issues is below.--Read More--

Pregnancy Discrimination

Ohio and Federal Pregnancy Discrimination Attorneys As pregnancy discrimination attorneys located in Columbus, Ohio and Toledo, Ohio, we are well-equipped to protect your rights and advocate on your behalf when an employee or applicant faces pregnancy discrimination. If you believe you are being treated differently in any aspect of employment because of your pregnancy, contact a pregnancy...

Race, Color, National Origin, Religion, Pregnancy, or Sex

Workplace discrimination presents an intimating and difficult situation with your employer. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, codified as 42 U.S.C. § 2000e-2, prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex (including gender and pregnancy), and national origin. Discrimination involves treating a person (applicant or employee) unfavorably in any aspect of his or her employment because of his or her race, color, national origin, sex (including gender and pregnancy), or religion. Specifically, it is unlawful for employers and employment agencies to do any of the following:--Read More--


Retaliation can occur against employees in a variety of situations and in all aspects of employment. Importantly, any employee, regardless of his or her status, has a private cause of action if he or she experiences retaliation. Many employment laws, whether they are under federal or Ohio law, have provisions which prohibit retaliation against their employees. With the guidance of an Ohio retaliation attorney at Bryant Legal, LLC, we can readily make sure your rights are protected and, when appropriate, asserted appropriately. Many of these statutes include, but are not limited to the following:--Read More--

Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment in any capacity remains problematic for many workers. If you experience sexual harassment, whether it be by a co-worker or supervisor, you need to call an employment attorney immediately to help devise a plan to help protect and assert your rights. Under Title VII (and Ohio law), you may be subjected to two types of sexual harassment: quid pro quo sexual harassment and hostile work environment. A brief overview of each is below. Ohio's law against sexual harassment mirror those of Title VII. See Ohio Revised Code Section 4112.01 and Ohio Administrative Code 4112-5-05(J)(1).--Read More--

Tipped Employees under the FLSA and Ohio law

Ohio and Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) Attorneys:  Tipped Employees As Columbus, Ohio and Toledo, Ohio unpaid overtime and minimum fair wage attorneys, it is important to inform tipped employees of their rights under federal and Ohio law. Often times employers in the restaurant, hospitality and service industries try to increase profits at the expense...

Unpaid Overtime (Fair Labor Standards Act)

Federal and Ohio Unpaid Overtime Attorneys As Federal and Ohio unpaid overtime attorneys located in Columbus, Ohio and Toledo, Ohio, we advocate on behalf of employees throughout Ohio who are not paid properly. Whether you are an individual employee or a group of employees facing similar improper pay issues, call the federal and Ohio unpaid...

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