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Disability Discrimination Law in Ohio is a Mess

Let's start with the obvious: it is illegal in Ohio for an employer to discriminate against an employee because of the employee's disability. It is not always easy to figure out who this proscription covers, because Ohio's statute (R.C. 4112) and the federal statute (the ADA) have their own...

Pop quiz: Can you condition a job offer on a withdrawal of an EEOC charge?

Consider the following chain of events: 8/14: Pregnant Employee, armed with a doctor's note, asks for modified duty, and employer terminates her. 8/15: Employee files an EEOC charge. 8/18: Employer reconsiders, changes its mind, and decides to offer a light-duty position, consistent with...

What qualifies as “opposition” under Title VII?

Last week, I discussed the limits of Title VII's opposition clause in protecting (or not protecting, as the case may be) employees who make unreasonable or unfounded complaints about discrimination. Today, I am going to discuss another aspect of the opposition clause that can also provide some relief...

Are you allowed to use social media at work?

Lifehacker has been running a poll asking this question - are you allowed to use social networks at work? The results so far (from nearly 3,100 votes): 58.63% = Yes 25.8% = No 5.89% = Only at specific times 9.68% = Only on personal devices What's more interesting to me, though...

Must an employer accommodate an employee for a family member’s disability?

A little more than year after Mindy Adams began working for Servpro, her husband was diagnosed with cancer. One week after Servpro approved Adams's FMLA leave, it fired her for insubordination, relying on statements from customers and co-workers that she had been disrespectful, exhibited a poor attitude...

In compelling discovery, court likens social media account to “Everything About Me” folder

Courts are all over the map on whether to order the disclosure of an employee's social media accounts during discovery in employment cases. The seminal case- EEOC v. Simply Storage Management , decide more than two and a half year ago-ordered the broad discovery of an employee's social media...