Elyria Wrongful Termination Lawyers
When is a Job Termination Considered Wrongful in Ohio?
Employment in the state of Ohio is mostly considered to be "at-will" employment. "At will" means that for any reason, both the employer or the worker may end the work relationship at any point. In "at will" employment, the only basic exception is that the reasons for termination must not be illegal or in violation of the law.
Employment that is not considered "at will" is not subject to the same restrictions, however, and so it is essential to discover whether your employment is so classified. If an employment contract specifying a time for employment is involved for your work agreement, then employment is not "at will", and termination can only be done following the terms of the contract.
What are the Illegal Grounds for Terminating At Will Employment in Ohio?
Regarding terminating a Ohio employee, discrimination is the most common illegal reason. An employer may not fire an employee just because they are of a certain race, religion, gender, or nationality. An employer in Elyria also cannot fire at-will employees in retaliation for the employee filing a claim for discrimination or seeking an investigation of discrimination against the employer.
Also, the Family and Medical leave act prohibits employers from firing employees for having taken leave for family or medical reasons. Lastly, employers may not terminate workers who exercise their legal rights, perform a legal obligation, or refuse to commit an illegal act.
Do I Need�a Ohio Attorney�for My Wrongful Termination Case?
Elyria, Ohio lawyers are knowledgeable and can inform you properly as to whether a wrongful termination has occurred. They will also be able to help you gather the necessary information and documents, and will guide you through any unique or special procedures.
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Life in Elyria
Elyria, Ohio is a city located in Lorain County, of which it is the county seat. It has a population of about 55,000 people.
Elyria was founded in 1817 by its namesake, Herman Ely. In 1908, Elyria Memorial Hospital opened, and it has since grown into a regional healthcare system which has won several awards for quality of care.
Modernly, Elyria is a popular destination among visitors who enjoy outdoor activities. It boasts a very large number of parks, including Cascade Park, which is the larges and, by far, most popular park. It is home to the scenic East Falls, which are part of the Black River.
Cascade Park is a popular sledding spot in the winter, and a good location to view the annual Independence Day fireworks display.
Elyria, Ohio, in addition to sporting many locally-owned businesses, is home to the world headquarters of several major corporations, including BASF and Invacare.
If you live in the area, and find yourself in need of an Elyria, Ohio lawyer, there's a good chance that at least one of the lawyers in Elyria, Ohio can help you.