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By Coffman Legal, LLC | Posted on Apr 15 2021

Employment Military Status Discrimination

When individuals discuss federal laws that protect against employment discrimination, they are often discussing discrimination due to race, gender, or religion. What they might not realize is the same protections are in place for military members. This includes those currently serving and former members. Sometimes military discrimination is subtle, but every violation needs to be […]

By Coffman Legal, LLC | Posted on Nov 03 2020

Past Substance Addiction and Discrimination

When an employee has an addiction issue or has a past history of destructive drug and alcohol use, they may be wondering if that information can be used against them by their employer. There are times when a worker is protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) from discrimination in the workplace, but the […]

By Coffman Legal, LLC | Posted on Oct 08 2020

Common Kinds of Workplace Discrimination

When a person is subject to unfavorable treatment because of specific characteristic, as a potential hire or an established employee, they could be a victim of workplace discrimination. This can take place in the context of hiring a potential employee, difference in benefits, pay, promotions, or work assignments, or how an employee is let go. […]

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 Mar 04 2020

The Right to Work Light Duty When Pregnant

Pregnancy is an exciting time for many families. As they watch what they eat and plan a baby room in their house, women continue to work as well. That said, pregnancy discrimination does exist. It is important to understand the rights of pregnant working women while growing your family. If you suspect you have been […]

By Coffman Legal, LLC | Posted on Oct 11 2019

How to File an Age Discrimination in Employment Act Charge

It is illegal for Ohio employers to discriminate against employees on the basis of age. This prohibition applies to all aspects of employment, including hiring, termination, promotion, wages and benefits, and training, among others. The law also prohibits harassment based on age. If you believe you have suffered illegal age discrimination, you should meet with […]

By Coffman Legal, LLC | Posted on Mar 27 2019

How FMLA Works After Pregnancy

If you are pregnant or just had a baby, you are entitled to receive maternity leave to care for your child after he or she is born. The FMLA, or the Family Medical Leave Act, is a federal act that protects this right for eligible employees. Across the United States, women who just went through […]

By Coffman Legal, LLC | Posted on Jul 25 2017

What should I do if I’m being discriminated against at work? Ohio Employment Discrimination Lawyers

Employees who are being discriminated against must know their rights to a discrimination free workplace – Ohio Employment Discrimination Lawyers Employees may not be discriminated against based on certain bases, including their disability, pregnancy, age, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity, race, religion, color, national origin, genetic information, or military status. Employees who are members of […]

By Coffman Legal, LLC | Posted on Jul 13 2017

Who should I contact if I am experiencing discrimination at work? Ohio Employment Discrimination Lawyers

If you are experiencing discrimination at work, contact our Ohio employment discrimination lawyers today for a FREE consultation. As Ohio employment discrimination lawyers, it is important that employees understand the elements of an employment discrimination case. As Ohio employment discrimination attorneys, most cases of discrimination must go through certain steps. If an employee plans to […]

By Coffman Legal, LLC | Posted on Jul 05 2017

Can my employer discriminate against me because of my religious beliefs? Ohio Religious Discrimination Lawyers

Employers cannot discriminate against employees for their sincerely held religious beliefs or lack thereof. If you have experienced discrimination based on your religious beliefs, then contact our office to speak with our Ohio religious discrimination lawyers today. As Ohio employment discrimination lawyers, We have found that some employers discriminate based on their employees’ religious beliefs. […]

By Coffman Legal, LLC | Posted on Jun 14 2017

What should I do if I’m pregnant and my employer will not let me work? Ohio Pregnancy Discrimination Attorneys

Employers must accommodate pregnant employees. Ohio Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyers Employers must accommodate pregnant employees. With that said, an employer does not have to do everything and anything to accommodate a pregnant employee. Instead, an employer must provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant employees. Oftentimes, when a pregnant employee notifies her employer that she is pregnant, the employer […]

By Coffman Legal, LLC | Posted on Jun 01 2017

What is an employee’s right to medical leave under the ADA? Ohio Disability Discrimination Lawyers

Employers must consider employees’ right to medical leave as a reasonable accommodation and cannot have rigid, inflexible leave policies. In 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) released guidance regarding employees’ right to medical leave under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). The main takeaway should be this – employers’ who have rigid, inflexible policies […]

By Coffman Legal, LLC | Posted on Jun 01 2017

Can my employer issue points or occurrences for medical leave? Ohio ADA Lawyers

Employers cannot have rigid attendance policies that discipline employees for medical-related absences. If your employer has an attendance policy that issues points or occurrences for medical leave or medical-related absences, you need to speak with our Ohio ADA lawyers immediately. Depending on the size of your employer, the length of your employment, and other factors, you […]

By Coffman Legal, LLC | Posted on May 18 2017

Can my employer refuse my return to work unless I have no restrictions? Disability Discrimination Attorneys

Employers cannot require employees to have no restrictions or be 100% healed to return to work. Contact our Ohio Employment Discrimination Attorneys. Many employers refuse to allow employees to return to work unless the employees submit paperwork that they can work with no restrictions restrictions, are 100% healed, or obtain a full work release. However, employers […]

By Coffman Legal, LLC | Posted on May 17 2017

What if I need medical leave beyond my FMLA leave? Ohio ADA Discrimination Attorneys

If you need extended medical leave from work, contact our Ohio ADA Discrimination Attorneys to discuss your rights. An employee’s need for medical leave generally triggers the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) (if applicable) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). More information about an employee’s right to FMLA leave can be found on our website […]

By Coffman Legal, LLC | Posted on May 17 2017

Can my employer discriminate against me because I’m pregnant? Ohio pregnancy discrimination lawyers

If you are being discriminated against because of your pregnancy, contact our Ohio pregnancy discrimination lawyers today. As Ohio pregnancy discrimination lawyers, it’s important that employees understand that they are protected from pregnancy discrimination. The federal protection from pregnancy discrimination is based upon the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 set forth within Title VII of […]

By Coffman Legal, LLC | Posted on May 17 2017

What is my employer’s obligation to provide a reasonable accommodation?

Our Ohio ADA Attorney will ensure you are treated fairly in the accommodation process. As Ohio ADA attorneys who regularly represent employees in ADA cases, employees must understand that their employers must provide them with reasonable accommodations. A recent opinion by the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals delves into an employer’s duty to accommodate disabled […]

By Coffman Legal, LLC | Posted on May 17 2017

Are you experiencing disability discrimination at work? Ohio Disability Discrimination Lawyers

Our Ohio Disability Discrimination Lawyers protect employees from discrimination at work. As Ohio disability discrimination lawyers, We think it’s important that employees know their rights when it comes to disability discrimination. Both Ohio and federal law protect individuals with physical or mental impairments from disability discrimination in their employment. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), […]

By Coffman Legal, LLC | Posted on May 17 2017

What should I do if I’m not hired or fired because of a background check? Ohio Background Check Attorneys

Employers who make hiring or firing decisions after conducting a background check must comply with the requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. If you have any questions about your rights regarding background checks, contact our Ohio background check attorneys. Many employers use background checks as part of their hiring/application process, as well as to make […]

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