Wrongful Termination Of Employee
Ohio is an at-will employment state. That means that without an employment agreement, both the employee and employer can terminate the relationship for any lawful reason.
Situations Not Covered By At-Will Employment Laws
The main unlawful reasons for termination include:
- Termination due to the employee’s protected characteristic, such as race, sex, religion, age, disability or ethnicity
- Termination due to the employees engaging in protected conduct, such as complaining about discrimination, harassment, unsafe working conditions or employer’s unlawful conduct
- Termination because the employee took job-protected leave, like for medical treatment, caring for others or maternity leave
- Termination in violation of an employment contract
Another exception to the at-will employment rule is if the employee’s termination would violate public policy. Ohio courts recognize situations when the public policy exception applies.
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