Ohio law gives employers broad discretion on how they handle the hiring and firing of employees. In most cases, they can terminate you for any reason, even if it seems “unfair.” However, employers are prohibited from terminating employees for illegal reasons. If you believe you were let go on unlawful grounds or the termination violated your employment contract, you need to speak with our Cincinnati wrongful termination attorneys right away. You could be entitled to financial compensation through an Ohio wrongful termination lawsuit.
At Coffman Legal, we have years of experience handling employment law matters, including wrongful termination lawsuits. We are strong legal advocates for employees who have been laid off or fired under illegal pretense. It’s crucial to take immediate action to protect your rights. Don’t hesitate to contact our Cincinnati office to schedule a free, no-obligation initial consultation.
Ohio is an at-will employment state, which means employers or employees can terminate their employment relationship at any given time. It can be for any reason or no reason at all. However, those employees under employment contracts may have special protections. It also doesn’t matter whether you have a contract or not; employers still can’t fire you for illegal reasons. The term wrongful termination confuses some prospective clients. Wrongful doesn’t mean unfair. Just because you believe your employer was unfair, it doesn’t mean you have a valid wrongful termination claim.
There are numerous unlawful reasons that an employer could get in trouble for. Companies that fall under the protections of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 cannot remove a worker for a retaliatory reason or for discriminatory reasons. Beyond Title VII, other federal and state employment laws can provide additional protection as well. One example is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which grants eligible workers the right to ask for reasonable accommodations to complete their job without fear of retaliation or punishment from their employer. It’s not uncommon for some employees to have multiple, overlapping reasons to file a wrongful termination claim. Some of the most common reasons former employees file wrongful termination suits include: Retaliation Discrimination Breach of employment contracts Whistleblower actions If you believe your termination falls under one of these four categories, you need to take immediate action to protect your legal rights. Time is very limited in these cases, so it’s crucial to contact Coffman Legal right away. In some cases, you only have 180 days to file a claim.
Depending on your case’s facts, there are several types of remedies in a wrongful termination lawsuit—financial and injunctive relief. Injunctive relief would involve getting your position reinstated. The legal remedies available to you will vary and depend on the facts of the case.
If you believe your termination was unlawful, speak with our Cincinnati wrongful termination lawyers right away to learn what legal remedies are available to you. Contact Coffman Legal today to schedule an initial consultation. Let us put our skills and experience to work and protect your rights after you’ve been unlawfully let go from your job.