Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

Wrongful Termination Attorney Columbus, Ohio

At Brian G. Miller Co., L.P.A., our experienced Worthington wrongful termination attorneys represent individuals in various employment matters, which span from employment discrimination and wrongful terminations, to Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) violations, and wage and hour violations.

Employment Discrimination and Wrongful Termination Lawyer in Columbus, Ohio

Under Ohio law, employment is considered “at-will.” This means that your employment may be terminated at any time, for any reason. However, if the underlying reason is illegal or violates public policy, the termination can be considered a “wrongful termination.” A termination is wrongful and illegal if it is based on, or motivated in part because of, the following reasons:

  • your disability or what your employer perceives to be a disability;
  • your pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions;
  • your gender;
  • your age;
  • you took or attempted to take FMLA leave;
  • you filed a workers’ compensation claim;
  • you reported sexual harassment or other misconduct;
  • you reported wage and hour violations.

If you have reason to believe you have been wrongfully terminated due to one of the above reasons, please contact our experienced Columbus wrongful terminations attorneys.

Disability Discrimination

The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) prohibits employers from unfavorably treating an employee because of a disability. Under the ADA, a person with a disability is a person who:

  • Has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities;
  • Is perceived as having a physical or mental impairment; or
  • Has a history of a physical or mental impairment.

The ADA also requires that an employer provide reasonable accommodations to an employee who has a disability, unless doing so would pose an undue hardship. A reasonable accommodation is an alteration to the workplace environment, the job, or the way the job is typically performed that could allow a person with a disability, who is qualified for the job, to perform the essential functions of the job.

If you have been terminated because of your disability or a medical condition that your employer perceived as limiting your ability to perform the essential functions of your job, even though you would still be able to perform those essential functions (with or without reasonable accommodations), contact our experienced wrongful termination attorney in Columbus, Ohio. 

Pregnancy Discrimination

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”), as amended by the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 (“PDA”), prohibits employers from discriminating against employees because they are pregnant. Pregnancy discrimination involves adversely treating or terminating a woman because of pregnancy, childbirth, or a medical condition related to pregnancy.

In addition to prohibiting discrimination, federal requires that if an employee is temporarily unable to perform her job due to pregnancy or a medical condition related to pregnancy, her employer must make reasonable accommodations, absent undue hardship, to allow the employee to continue to work.

If you believe that you or your loved one has been subjected to discrimination and consequently been terminated due to pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions, please call our wrongful termination law firm to discuss your potential claim with a trusted and respected Columbus wrongful termination attorney. 

Retaliatory Termination

Employees are entitled to exercise certain rights in the workplace without fearing retaliation from their employers. Retaliation occurs when an employer takes an adverse action against an employee, including termination, for engaging in a legally “protected activity.” Such activities include:

  • Taking, or attempting to take, FMLA leave;
  • Filing a workers’ compensation claim or attempting to obtain workers’ compensation benefits;
  • Reporting sexual harassment or misconduct, whether or not you were the one who was subjected to it; or
  • Opposing the failure to pay minimum wages.

It is unlawful for an employer to retaliate against an employee for engaging in a protected activity. If you believe you have experienced any form of retaliation from your employer because you asserted your rights, our Columbus wrongful termination attorneys are here to discuss your options. 

Consult with our Columbus Wrongful Termination Lawyers

If you believe you have suffered from an Ohio wrongful termination, please contact us at (614) 221-4035 to schedule a free consultation with our Columbus wrongful termination attorneys.

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