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By Coffman Legal, LLC | Posted on Aug 31 2020

What Is Severance Pay?

When there is a termination of employment, there may be an offer of severance pay. The amount granted may be calculated based on the length of employment, an amount may be stated within an employee contract, or may be a number arbitrarily selected by an employer. If you are in the process of negotiating an […]

By Coffman Legal, LLC | Posted on Aug 30 2020

Should I Talk to an Employment Lawyer?

There are many situations in which employees wonder if they should talk to an employment attorney. They may be upset by the inequitable salaries at the workplace. Or they may be a victim of harassment or discrimination. There are many, many reasons to seek justice. If an employer has treated you in an unlawful matter, […]

By Coffman Legal, LLC | Posted on Aug 20 2020

What Do I Do If My Boss Didn’t Pay Me Correctly?

If you are working for an employer who did not pay you when they were supposed to or incorrectly calculated your wages, legal action may be a possibility. Unfortunately, too many workers let a situation go because they do not believe they can afford an attorney. But, if you have been a victim of wage […]

By Coffman Legal, LLC | Posted on Aug 19 2020

A Path Forward After a Wrongful Termination

It is always stressful to lose a job. The event can lead to self-doubt and can create financial problems for families. And while there are a broad range of reasons Ohio employers can legally let workers go, there are also instances of illegal termination. Legal reasons to fire a worker include safety concerns, poor worker […]

By Coffman Legal, LLC | Posted on Aug 13 2020

Is It Legal for Employers to Run Background Checks?

Yes, an employer can legally run a background check. As long as the process follows applicable laws, the employer has the right to look into an individual’s education, employment history, and any evidence of a criminal record. But, there are times when places of business run illegal background checks, too. For example, it is not […]

By Coffman Legal, LLC | Posted on Aug 12 2020

Age Discrimination In Ohio Workplaces

Over 50 years ago, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) was written into law by Congress. The labor law prohibits employment discrimination against United States individuals who are 40 years old or older. President Lyndon B. Johnson was the one who signed the ADEA into law. With an aging population in the U.S., it […]

By Coffman Legal, LLC | Posted on Aug 05 2020

Will My Employer Adjust My Job Duties Because I’m Pregnant?

According to the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, pregnancy is a protected status. It is a form of gender discrimination to discriminate against a pregnant woman in the workplace. Plus, pregnancy is not only protected on a national level, it is also shielded in our state under the Ohio Fair Employment Practice Law. When a […]

By Coffman Legal, LLC | Posted on Aug 04 2020

How Long Does It Take to Litigate a Case?

Litigating a case is a term that is used to sum up the litigation process, this includes filing a complaint, presenting at trial, and all of the steps between the initial filing and the final court appearance at a jury or bench trial. If you were in a circumstance where you feel your worker rights […]

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