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Ohio Wrongful Termination



A wrongful dismissal or wrongful termination occurs when a company terminates an employee in in breach of a contract or in violation of federal or Ohio employment laws. Talk to a wrongful termination attorney today if you think you've been wrongfully dismissed from your job. You have a limited period of time in which to take legal action.

What Is Wrongful Termination?

There are several types of situations that are typically considered to be wrongful termination. These include:

  • When an employer terminates an employee in violation of federal or Ohio discrimination laws. It is illegal for an employer to discriminate against a worker based on age (if the worker is at least 40 years old), religion, gender, race and skin color, national origin, disability or pregnancy.
  • When an employer dismisses an employee who has exercised a right that's permitted by public policy. (This is known as the public policy exception to the at-will employment laws.) For example, it's is illegal for an employer to fire an employee for taking time off to report for jury duty, for filing a workers' compensation claim or for filing a job discrimination claim.
  • If an employer terminates a worker who has a written or implied job contract, and the termination is in violation of the contract, then the employee can file a breach of contract lawsuit against the company in Ohio civil court.
  • If the employee is a union member and is terminated in violation of a collective bargaining agreement, then the employee may have legal recourse through the union's grievance resolution process.

If you think you've been wrongfully dismissed from your job, hire a wrongful termination lawyer or employment law attorney as soon as possible. Your attorney can assess your situation, explain your legal options and help you pursue legal action against your former employer.

Find & Hire Local Ohio Wrongful Termination Attorneys

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