The Ohio and federal discrimination laws are not (what the U.S. Supreme Court has called) a “general civility code.” That means employers do not have to be nice to their employees. If your supervisor mistreats you because the supervisor is an unkind person or simply does not like you, that is not illegal discrimination. However, if your supervisor is mistreating you because of your race, color, sex, religion, national origin, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, or military status, or because you have complained about workplace discrimination or other illegal behavior, then the mistreatment might be illegal discrimination or retaliation. If your employer has undoubtedly discriminated against you based on one of the above criteria, contact the experienced employee discrimination lawyers at Bolek Besser Glesius today.

What is the time limit for bringing a discrimination claim?

The time limits for bringing an employment claim under Ohio or federal law vary from as short as just a few weeks to as long as two years. The specific time limits for a particular employment claim depend on the type of claim involved. These time limits are very strict, however, and failure to comply with them may result in forever losing the right to pursue a claim. In addition, some employment claims under Ohio and federal law have complicated and demanding procedural requirements before an employee can file a lawsuit. For these reasons, it is always best to consult with an experienced Cleveland employee discrimination lawyer from Bolek Besser Glesius right away whenever your workplace rights are in jeopardy.