Illegal discrimination can take many forms but some of the most common areas of discrimination include discrimination based upon age, gender, race, national origin, or a disabling condition. Ohio and federal laws make it illegal for an employer to treat you differently because of these areas or to take these areas into consideration in the hiring or firing decision.
Workplace Discrimination Against Employees with Disabilities
Discrimination against people with disabilities is illegal. The denial of a reasonable workplace accommodation that you need because of your condition or disability can be a form of discrimination.
Unlawful Retaliation by an Employer
Illegal action by an employer can also take place in the form of retaliation because you have complained about job discrimination against someone else or you assisted with a job discrimination investigation or lawsuit.
How Our Akron Employment Attorneys Can Help
Scanlon & Elliott's services include counseling and guiding clients through the often difficult process of filing a claim for discrimination. Our employment attorneys also counsel and represent clients throughout the process of separation from employment, including by negotiating severance packages, and act as trial counsel where it becomes necessary to file a lawsuit.
Contact us for assistance with a matter involving employment discrimination or wrongful termination. We will listen to the facts of your situation and advise you with regard to your rights and legal options. Based in Akron, we serve clients throughout Summit County and Northeast Ohio.