Can I Be Fired For Filing A Workers' Compensation Claim in Ohio?
As an employment law firm in Ohio with a successful track record of resolving thousands of cases, at Freking Myers & Reul LLC, one common question we receive among employees seeking legal advice is whether they can be fired for filing a workers' compensation claim.
In Ohio, it is illegal for an employer to terminate an employee solely in retaliation for filing a workers' compensation claim. The Ohio Revised Code Section 4123.90 provides protections to employees who exercise their right to seek workers' compensation benefits. Employers are prohibited from taking adverse employment actions, such as termination, demotion, or retaliation, against employees who have filed or attempted to file a workers' compensation claim.
What Should I Do If I Believe I Have Been Wrongfully Terminated In Ohio?
If you believe you experienced unlawful termination in Ohio, taking prompt and appropriate action is important for protecting your rights. Here's what you should do if you believe you were wrongfully terminated by your employer:
- Document the details: Keep a detailed record of the events leading up to your termination, including any discriminatory remarks, actions, or incidents that occurred in the workplace. This documentation will serve as valuable evidence to support your claim.
- Consult with a Cincinnati wrongful termination lawyer: Seek the advice of a qualified who specializes in employment law at Freking Myers & Reul LLC. We can evaluate your situation, provide a confidential case evaluation, and guide you through the legal process.
- Know your rights: Familiarize yourself with Ohio employment laws and regulations, as well as federal laws that protect employees from wrongful termination, such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
- Preserve evidence: Preserve any evidence related to your termination, such as employment contracts, performance evaluations, emails, or witness statements that can support your claim.
- File a complaint: Depending on the circumstances, you may need to file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or the Ohio Civil Rights Commission (OCRC). An experienced attorney can assist you in preparing and filing the necessary documentation.
- Seek resolution: Your attorney will work with you to explore various options for resolving the issue, including negotiation, mediation, or litigation. They will advocate for your rights and seek the appropriate legal remedies on your behalf.
Call A Wrongful Termination Attorney Today
At Freking Myers & Reul LLC, we have been serving Ohio, Kentucky, and Illinois for more than 30 years. Backed by decades of combined legal experience, our dedicated employment law attorneys are committed to protecting your rights and seeking justice for wrongful termination cases. We offer personalized attention, and our proven track record of success speaks to our dedication to our clients' well-being.
If you believe you have been wrongfully terminated, do not hesitate to contact Freking Myers & Reul LLC for a confidential case evaluation. We are here to provide you with the legal representation you deserve and to fight for your rights during this challenging time.
Learn more about your options for financial recovery during a case evaluation with our Cincinnati wrongful termination attorneys at Freking Myers & Reul, LLC. Call (513) 866-8816 or send us a message online.