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Top Employment Discrimination Attorneys Answer: What is the best way to get a religious accommodation at work? Can I be fired for asking for a religious accommodation from my employer? Can my employer force me to work on the Sabbath? All employees are protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and, in Ohio under R.C. § 4112.02(A), from being discriminated against or retaliated against by their employers on the basis of their race/color, religion, gender/sex, national origin, age, or disability. These employment laws make it unlawful for employers to use one of these protected characteristics in making decisions regarding hiring, promotion, wrongful discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment. In addition,

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Best Employment Discrimination Attorney Reply: How do I get an accommodation at work for my disability? What is the interactive process? Is working from home a reasonable disability accommodation from my job?   Our employment discrimination lawyers frequently meet with employees that have a disability or serious injury that are having problems getting their boss or manager to approve accommodation requests at work. Some of the major concerns that employees frequent voice is that they don’t know how to get a work accommodation for their disability; and don’t understand how to a disability claim is established. Another issue that many employees ask about is whether working from home can be an accommodation. To best understand these issues, we will talk about to how disability

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Best Ohio National Origin Discrimination Attorney Answer: Can I be fired because I have an accent? Do I have a claim if my boss makes fun of me and harasses me because of my accent? Can my manager treat me differently based on my country of origin or ethnic background? What do I do if I was wrongfully terminated? Are National Origin discrimination cases “worth it”?  People ask me all the time what it’s like being an employment discrimination attorney. This question is almost always followed by, “you must have some crazy stories,” or “you’ve probably seen the worst of the worst bosses.” Yes, and yes. However, I’m seldom asked about the most exciting and best part of my job as an employment law lawyer-which is meeting some truly interesting people. Client interaction

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Best Ohio Employment Attorneys’ Answer: Can I sue if I was fired by my boss for refusing to do illegal acts? Do I have a wrongful termination claim if my job wants me to do something unlawful, but I refuse? What is a public policy wrongful termination claim? Johnny Depp has seen better time. Because this is an employment law blog, we don’t need to go into all of his recent transgressions … but we will go into some of the recent news regarding accusations against him.  Early this month, Depp settled an employment lawsuit brought by two of his former bodyguards, Eugene Arreola and Miguel Sanchez. The bodyguards had previously sued Depp for wrongful termination, hostile work environment and failing to pay overtime wages. One of the advantages of a settlement is that none of the

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Best Employment Attorneys’ Answer: Do I have to pay taxes on my race discrimination lawsuit? Should I report my gender and disability discrimination settlement to the IRS? Can I avoid paying taxes on the jury’s verdict on my sexual harassment claims? “Nothing is certain except death and taxes.” We have all heard this before and most of us have probably uttered this phrase once or twice. What most of don’t know is that this unfortunate truism has a long history in our country. It origins are found in a 1789 letter, in which Benjamin Franklin, who you may have heard of, penned that “Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Now, as a bit of a history

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Best Ohio Minimum Wage Attorney Answer: Is Ohio’s minimum wage going up in 2019? How often does Ohio’s minimum wage increase? Who are most likely to experience minimum wage violations and wage theft? What does Best Ohio Minimum Wage Attorney think about this year’s raise? Happy New Year! Ohio’s minimum wage increased on January 1, 2019 from $8.30 per hour to $8.55 per hour for non-tipped employees. Tipped-wage employees got a raise too! Minimum wage went from $4.15 per hour to $4.30 per hour. Tipped employees must get at least $4.30 per hour plus tips. According to the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) almost everyone must follow the minimum wage requirement. The minimum wage requirement applies to employees of businesses with annual gross receipts of more than $314,000

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