Matthew D. Besser Cathleen M. Bolek Amy S. Glesius

Bolek Besser Glesius LLC

5885 Landerbrook Dr.
Cleveland, OH 44124
United States (US)
Phone: (216) 464-3004
Fax: (866) 542-0743

Monday 
Tuesday 
Wednesday 
Thursday 
Friday 
Saturday 
Sunday 

Ask a Question

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Santa Sued for Disability Discrimination Due to Reindeer Harassment

Share Button

Reindeer co-workers harassed Rudolph on the basis of a perceived disability, and Santa failed to take prompt corrective action to stop the harassing behavior.

Today, the law firm of Bolek Besser Glesius LLC filed a disability discrimination lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of the North Pole against Kristopher Kringle, Inc. (A/K/A “Santa Claus”) on behalf of Rudolph “the Red-Nosed” Reindeer. Filed under the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq. (“ADA”), the lawsuit alleges that Rudolph’s co-workers illegally subjected him to harassment because they incorrectly regarded him as having a disability. [Read more…]

Share Button

What Bill Cosby Can Teach us About Workplace Sexual Harassment

Share Button

In a powerful Washington Post editorial last week, actress Barbara Bowman accused Bill Cosby of raping her during the mid-1980s. Over the ensuing days, similar allegations against Cosby from numerous other women have been widely reported. I don’t know if some, all, or none of these disturbing allegations are true. But as a sexual harassment attorney who has handled cases involving workplace sexual assault and rape, I see the allegations as offering a vital lesson for employees in Cleveland workplaces. [Read more…]

Share Button

Court of Appeals to Revisit Disability Discrimination Decision

Share Button

The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently said it will reconsider an April decision holding that federal disability discrimination law might allow employees with disabilities to work from home under certain circumstances. The Court’s announcement suggests the prior decision may be reversed. [Read more…]

Share Button

$1.25 Million Settlement in NFL Cheerleader Wage and Hour Case

Share Button

Back in February, I wrote about two separate minimum wage lawsuits brought by NFL cheerleaders against their respective teams, one against the Oakland Raiders and one against the Cincinnati Bengals. This week, the parties in the Raiders lawsuit announced they have reached a tentative $1.25 million settlement. [Read more…]

Share Button

Ohio Supreme Court Changes Supervisor Liability for Discrimination (Sort of)

Share Button

The more things change, the more they stay the same. That nicely sums up a decision by the Ohio Supreme Court this week that at first glance appears to represent a fairly major change to Ohio law regarding supervisor liability in employment discrimination cases. In the end, though, the case is more of a technical change than a practical one. [Read more…]

Share Button

$850,000 Settlement in Massillon Race Discrimination Case Reached

Share Button

Our Cleveland employment lawyer blog is taking a rare detour this week to address discrimination of another sort. Today, the Justice Department announced it has reached an $850,000 settlement in a race discrimination in housing lawsuit against the owners of several Massillon apartment complexes. [Read more…]

Share Button