No. Ohio is an at-will employment state. That means that unless you have a contract of employment, your employer can fire you for any reason or no reason, as long as it is not an otherwise-illegal reason, for instance, discrimination or retaliation. Your employer is generally not required to give you a reason for firing you in Ohio. However, if your employer refuses to give you a reason, or if the reason your employer gives you seems suspicious, you should consider whether the employer’s true motivation is discrimination or retaliation. You might need help from the Cleveland wrongful termination lawyers at Bolek Besser Glesius.
I think I am being treated unfairly at work. Should I talk to a Cleveland employment discrimination lawyer now or wait to see what happens?
If you have a question about your legal rights in the workplace, you should call an experienced employment lawyer. Those employees who know their rights are better able to protect their rights. In many cases, even when an employee’s workplace rights were violated, the employer has a defense because the employee did not follow the right procedures. So you should not wait to seek the help of an employment discrimination lawyer.
If you feel you’ve been discriminated against in your Cleveland area workplace, contact an employment discrimination lawyer at Bolek Besser Glesius to discuss the details of your situation. We’ll be happy to help provide legal context on your situation and whether you may potentially have a case to act on.