The most common forms of unlawful retaliatory discharge may occur when an employee is discharged or the employee’s employment is changed in a material way for:
- Filing a Charge of Discrimination with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission (“OCRC”) and/or the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (“EEOC”)
- Making reasonable complaints of unlawful workplace discrimination and/or harassment (generally regarding age, race, gender, disability, national origin, or religion)
- Providing testimony in support of another employee, claiming discrimination or other unlawful conduct by the employer, during an investigation, hearing lawsuit or any other venue
- Making reasonable complaints about job safety issues, or filing a complaint with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”)
- Making reasonable complaints of unlawful behavior by the employer, or for refusing to comply with an employer’s order to perform an unlawful act.
- Exercising a statutory right (ex. Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim)
If you believe you have been unlawfully discharged as a result of retaliation and would like to discuss the situation with us, please either fill out the consultation form on our site, or call our office at 614-372-8890.