Dedicated, Passionate, Responsive Employment Attorney
Coffman Legal is a Columbus law firm serving workers in Ohio statewide who have been mistreated by their employer through wage and hour violations, employment discrimination and harassment, or other abuses. If your wages or overtime have gone unpaid, or if you were discriminated on the basis of disability, pregnancy or other protected factors, Columbus employment attorney Matthew Coffman will fight to protect you, uphold your rights and make sure you are fully compensated for the harm done to you. You will find our firm to be very responsive to your needs and guide you throughout the process of recovering money damages for wage and hour violations, discrimination and other employment injuries.
Excelling in Columbus overtime and wage & hour cases
Coffman Legal is a small law firm by most measures, yet it’s been said that our office generates the most FLSA case filings in Columbus and is among the top five in Ohio. We frequently have cases involving thousands of employees, and we recently settled a FLSA collective action with over 14,000 potential class members. What’s our secret? We are very good at what we do, we work extremely hard for our clients, and we take on the large corporations and the large law firms behind them. We are a small firm with big results.
Our Columbus wage & hour attorney handles minimum wage violations and unpaid wage violations, including prevailing wages and unpaid overtime. We help employees who were misclassified as exempt from overtime, or tipped employees who were paid the wrong cash wage or had their tips improperly taken away. Our practice includes factory workers and blue-collar workers, nurses and health care workers, and other employees in the Ohio industries most commonly subject to wage & hour violations.
Protection from all forms of employment discrimination
Federal and Ohio laws prohibit employers from discriminating against job applicants or employees based on protected characteristics such as age, race, religion, sex/gender, disability, LGBT, military status, or pregnancy. The laws prohibit any adverse employment actions, up to and including failure to hire or wrongful termination. Employers don’t always reveal their discriminatory motives when they make employment decisions. Our Columbus employment discrimination attorney uses his extensive knowledge and years of experience to uncover and prove discrimination.
We fight to remedy all forms of sexual harassment, including quid pro quo and hostile work environment. Employers need to have a policy in place to prohibit harassment and a way for you to report harassment. If they don’t follow through to investigate and take action, they can and should be held liable for their failures.
You have the right under Title VII and other laws to complain about discrimination or harassment without fear of retaliation. If you are fired, disciplined or otherwise treated unfairly or abusively after filing a charge of discrimination or complaining about harassment, you have a separate claim against your employer for unlawful retaliation.
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitles you to up to twelve weeks of unpaid leave each year for the birth or adoption of a child, if you have a serious health condition, or to care for an immediate family member with a serious health condition. We can help you understand if you are eligible for FMLA leave and if your employer violated your rights under the FMLA.
Our comprehensive employment lawyer is here to look out for you in every aspect of the employment relationship, from making sure pre-employment background checks are legal and consistent with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), to negotiating a favorable and effective severance package upon separation from employment. No matter what your needs, call Coffman Legal with your Ohio employment law issue.
Get Help with Employment Matters in Columbus and Throughout Ohio
If you are being abused or treated unfairly at work, call our office for a free consultation. We’ll let you know if we think you have a case and how we can help you. We take cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning our fees are based on the size of the monetary award we obtain for you. If we aren’t successful, then you don’t pay. Also, many employment laws allow us to recover our fees from the other party, enabling you to keep 100% of your damages award. Call our Columbus office at 614-949-1181, or contact us online to schedule your free consultation, and get started today holding your employer accountable for their harmful mistakes and illegal acts.