Ohio Employment Attorney

Employment Law

Employment law is a broad area of law that covers virtually every aspect of the employer/employee relationship.

It is comprised of a patchwork of federal, state and local laws that are often complex and constantly evolving, including anti-discrimination laws, wage & hour laws, workplace safety laws and family medical leave laws.

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Some of the key Ohio and federal employment laws include:


Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which makes employment discrimination based on race, religion, sex, national origin and other characteristics unlawful.


Ohio’s employment discrimination statute, R.C. Chapter 4112, which, among other things, makes it unlawful for an employer to discriminate against an employee on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, military status, national origin, disability, age, or ancestry.


The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which was enacted in 1990 to add protections for people with disabilities from discrimination in employment.


The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA), which protects employees over the age of 40 from discrimination.


The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, which amended Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit sex discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.


The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons with continuation of group health insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions as if the employee had not taken leave.


The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment requirements for employees in the private sector and in federal, state, and local governments.


The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA), which protects civilian job rights and benefits for veterans and members actively serving in the National Guard and Reserve components of the U.S. armed forces.

Employment Law Cases We Handle.

We advise and counsel employers and individuals, and handle cases in state and federal court when called upon, in the following areas of employment law.

  • \Ohio Civil Rights Commission (OCRC) charges
  • \Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charges
  • \Sexual Harassment & Hostile Work Environment
  • \Sex Discrimination (including Equal Pay Act claims)
  • \Race Discrimination
  • \Age Discrimination
  • \Disability Discrimination
  • \Pregnancy Discrimination
  • \Religious Discrimination
  • \National Origin Discrimination
  • \Wrongful Termination
  • \Retaliation
  • \FMLA
  • \FLSA
  • \Ohio Wage & Hour Claims
  • \Enforcement & Defense of Covenants Not To Compete
  • \Negotiation of Severance Agreements
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Contact the Employment Law Attorneys of Durst Kerridge

If you need an employment law attorney in Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Cleveland, or elsewhere in Ohio, call Durst Kerridge at (513) 621-4999 to discuss your options.

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