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Understanding your rights in the workplace is not easy. But the labor attorneys at KSR can help you make sense of them.

Where we work and what we do for a living says a great deal about us. While no job is perfect, employees should be free to be themselves — regardless of their age, sex, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, or political views. The same holds true for anyone who is disabled, pregnant, or struggling with a family or health emergency.

If you believe you are the victim of discrimination in the workplace, you can rely on the labor attorneys at KSR for guidance in assessing the strength of your claim — and whether it merits legal action.

Contact Erica Ann Probst or Lauren A. Kemp if you need help navigating employment and labor law.

Overview

As specialists in employment law, we provide counsel and representation related to the entire range of federal and state law governing employment discrimination and retaliation including:

  • Title VII and Title 4112 of the Civil Rights Act (More information provided in next tab)
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • Worker’s Compensation Retaliation
  • First Amendment Retaliation
  • Non-compete, Disclosure, Solicitation, or Severance Agreements

The many federal and state laws on discrimination and retaliation in the workplace can be complicated, difficult to understand, and leave you uncertain about what your rights are — and what you can do if you believe your rights have been violated. With the right Columbus, Ohio, employment law attorney by your side, you can get the help you need to ensure your rights and your livelihood are protected.

Discrimination & Retaliation – Title VII and Title 4112

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a federal law that prohibits employers from discriminating against its employees on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin and religion.

This law applies to employers with 15 or more employees including federal, state and local governments. While Title VII did not originally include pregnancy discrimination when passed in 1964, in 1978 the United States Congress passed the Pregnancy Discrimination Act as an Amendment to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Pregnancy discrimination is also included under Title VII. Title 4112 is Ohio’s version of Title VII.

If an individual feels that a company is treating them differently because of their sex, race, color, national origin, religion or pregnancy our office can help. Employees often call or visit our office to inquire about how to protect themselves or their jobs, if they have not already been lost, when they feel they are being treated differently.   We will review the process associated with a discrimination complaint including the different procedures which arise under Federal law and state law.   For example, if an individual wants to make a Title VII discrimination claim, a Complaint must be first filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. However, if an individual wants to make claim under Ohio’s discrimination law and seek redress through the state Courts, no preliminary complaint need be filed with any administrative agency.

Every case is different. There is no one ‘right’ answer.   However, our office will help you find the best way to protect your rights as an employee if you feel you have been treated differently as a result of your sex, race, color, national origin, religion or pregnancy.

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