Experienced Employment Lawyers
If you are having difficulty at work but you are still employed:
Many of our clients are having trouble at work because of race discrimination, disability discrimination, gender discrimination, sexual harassment, religious discrimination, age discrimination and/or retaliation, but they are still employed. A consultation with one of our experienced employment attorneys is critical in these instances because they will give you a step-by-step plan on how to handle your situation at work to assist you in improving your work environment. They can also give you advice on how to protect yourself.
If your employer has terminated your employment:
At your initial
consultation, our employment attorneys will assess whether
you’ve been wrongfully terminated from your employment. They look for evidence
of discrimination, retaliation or any other violations of state or federal law
such as lack of over-time pay or failure to follow the Family Medical Leave
Act. If you have a claim, they will educate you on the options you have,
including filing charges with the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC),
Ohio Civil Rights Commission (OCRC) or a lawsuit. Dianne and Mary will pursue the
matter to its fullest to get the best results possible for their clients.
If you have been denied
You must pay close attention to any deadlines established for appeal of
the decision, denying the claim. Contact us immediately so that we can
assist in navigating through the unemployment compensation process.
If your employer is asking you to sign a non-compete agreement or
If your employer is
asking you to sign a non-compete agreement, you need to have a consultation
with one of our experienced employment lawyers to determine whether you
should sign such an agreement. Some non-compete agreements are too broad. If
you sign one of these agreements, you might not be able to work in your
industry for a significant amount of time once you leave the employment of your
employer. You could also be susceptible to a lawsuit in the event you sign one
of these agreements. Signing these agreements without a legal consultation
could significantly affect your career and your financial well-being. Dianne
and Mary also review severance agreements. They interview clients with
severance agreements to determine whether they have been wrongfully terminated.
When a client has a claim and the offer of severance is not high enough, they
will assist the client in negotiating a higher severance package. They will
also ensure that the language of the agreement is fair to the client and that
the client understands what she/he is signing. Our experienced employment
attorneys will protect your best interests.
If you have been injured at work:
If you are injured at
work, you may be entitled to collect Workers' Compensation for your injuries,
including payment for your medical treatment and a portion of your lost wages
for missing work as a result of your injuries. You may also be eligible to
receive a permanent award. After an injury, you should contact us immediately
so that there is no delay in getting you Workers' Compensation and so you do
not miss any deadlines. You will work with our experienced attorneys and our
paralegal Doug Hunter, who has over 20 years of experience in Workers'
Compensation, to get you through the process.
We also provide legal advice to employers
Because a significant
portion of our attorneys' practice is advising employees, they have a unique
perspective when advising employers. They know first-hand what attorneys look
for in determining whether an employee has a claim against an employer. As a
result, they can provide practical advice to prevent employers from making
mistakes when disciplining or handling their employees. They also can draft
non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, severance agreements, contracts of
employment and handbooks.