Springfield Gender Discrimination Attorney

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Ohio employers must abide by the Civil Rights Act of 1963 and the Equal Pay Act, both of which prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender. As such, employers may not use make any determinations based on gender in any areas such as wage amounts, hiring, and promotion requirements. They are also required to make sure that the working environment is neither hostile to a particular gender nor overtly sexual.

What Must be Proven in a Discrimination Claim?

The Equal Pay Act allows discrimination to be proven if it can be shown that both men and women work for the same employer doing the same tasks, and yet are paid differently. Additionally, a claim may prevail if an employer in Springfield hires only one gender, promotes workers because of their gender, or retaliates against those seeking relief for this misconduct.

When is Sexual Harassment Prohibited?

Sexual harassment consists of any unwanted conduct of a sexual nature directed towards the victim, and includes both physical and verbal acts. Employers in Springfield might also be liable for the behavior, even when the conduct was done by an employee's co-worker.

A Ohio employer may also be liable for harassment if they allow conduct to lead to an environment that is overly sexual. The specific details for proving intent to discrimination can be complicated, and so gender discrimination might be challenging to prove without an attorney. The procedures for filing can also be complex.

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Life in Springfield

Springfield is located in Clark County, Ohio. It is located west of Columbus, near Dayton, Mad River, and Buck Creek.

Interestingly, Newsweek Magazine included Springfield in its anniversary issue titled "The American Dream," which was published in 1983. In 2004, it was named an "All American City."

For nature lovers, a popular attraction is the Buck Creek Scenic Trailhead, which is great for walks, hikes, and nature-watching.

Springfield also has many well-established law offices and law firms. These offices and firms train excellent attorneys to provide personalized legal services to residents and local businesses.

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