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Spitz, The Employee's Law Firm
3 Summit Park Dr.
Suite 200
Independence, OH 44131

Telephone: 216-291-4744

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We live in a free society where who you are as a person shouldn’t be held against you. Employers especially have a duty to treat people with fairness, regardless of their race, age, religion, orientation or background.

At Spitz, The Employee's Law Firm, we’ve made it our mission to fight for the rights of Ohio residents who are facing discrimination in the workplace. If you are being discriminated against for any of the following reasons, our Cleveland employment attorneys want to help.

Some of the employment law issues we handle include:

The only thing you should be judged for in the workplace is your performance. If you believe you’re being treated differently at your workplace for anything other than the merit of your work, our Cleveland employment attorneys want to assist you.

5 Questions Cleveland Workers Frequently Ask About Employment Law

How do I know if I was wrongfully terminated in Ohio?

In Ohio, employment is at will, meaning your employer can terminate you whenever they choose – and without a valid reason. However, there are still certain instances where firing you would be illegal.

For example, you may have been wrongfully terminated if:

If your termination may have occurred for one of these reasons, it would be best for you to contact a Cleveland employment law attorney right away. The best way to know if you were wrongfully terminated is to get a free initial consultation with an experienced Cleveland employee’s rights lawyer.

Am I protected by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) if I need to take time off due to an illness?

Employees in Cleveland, Cuyohoga County and throughout all northeast Ohio may be protected by the FMLA if they need to take time off work to attend to personal medical issues or a family member’s medical issues. If you qualify for FMLA leave, your employer cannot terminate you for taking this leave, and you have the right to resume your job afterward. However, your employer does not have to offer you paid leave when you need time off for medical reasons.

I’m being paid unfairly. Do I have an Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) or Equal Pay Act (EPA) claim?

Not all employees who are paid unfairly have viable overtime, minimum wage or equal pay claim. The FLSA ensures that employees are properly paid minimum wage for all hours worked and time and a half for all overtime hours worked over 40 hours in a given workweek. EPA claims specifically address pay disparities due to matters of gender; when employees are paid less than their colleagues because of their gender, they have grounds to file one, so long as they have similar duties (that require similar skills) to those who are paid more. Likewise, Cleveland employees are protected from wage discrimination based on other protected characteristics under Title VII. Because wage and hour claims are complex and high-stakes, employees in northeast Ohio who even think they may be the victim of wage theft should seek a lawyer’s help.

I blew the whistle on my employer and now they’re retaliating against me. What can I do?

Ohio employers cannot fire employees who expose their wrongdoing. If employees are adversely affected by whistleblowing – for instance, if their pay is docked, or if they are demoted, reassigned, suspended or terminated – they will want to partner with a Cleveland employment law attorney to file a complaint with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Visiting Us At Our Cleveland-Area Office

Our law office in Cleveland is conveniently located off I-271 and Richmond Road. The building has free, private parking in our attached lot. Nearby are several familiar landmarks and appealing attractions to visit. These include:

We can meet with you in one of several ways. You can speak with an employment lawyer over the phone, virtually or in person. No matter which method you choose, we look forward to meeting you.

Schedule A Free Appointment With A No-Fee Ohio Lawyer

Spitz, The Employee's Law Firm, is the firm to fight for your rights in the workplace. We do not charge you any fees unless we recover compensation. Please call us toll-free at 866-797-6040 or send us an email to schedule an appointment today.

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