Your Ohio Employment Attorney – Coffman Legal, LLC
Ohio Employment Attorney Matthew J.P. Coffman established the Ohio employment law firm of Coffman Legal, LLC to provide legal representation to employees throughout Ohio in employment law cases. If you choose to work with Coffman Legal, LLC, you can trust that you will be working with an experienced Ohio employment attorney, disability discrimination attorney, unpaid overtime attorney, sexual harassment lawyer, or FMLA attorney. Our Ohio employment attorney’s mission is to exceed your expectations as we guide you through complex employment related legal matters.
Coffman Legal, LLC prides itself upon the provision of first-rate legal services in employment law matters representing employees against their employers. In particular, our Ohio employment attorney handles various employment law issues, including but not limited to:
- Employment Discrimination in Ohio. Our Ohio employment attorney at Coffman Legal, LLC represents employees who have been discriminated against by their employer. Employees are protected from disability discrimination pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act and age discrimination pursuant to the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. In addition, Title VII protects employees from employment discrimination based upon their gender, pregnancy, race, color, religion or national origin. Furthermore the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) protects servicemembers from discrimination in connection with their employment. If you believe you have experienced employment discrimination, contact our Ohio employment attorney today.
- Issues with Compensation. Our Ohio employment attorney represents employees with unpaid overtime wages in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). In addition to requiring non-exempt employees to be paid time and a half for each hour employees work over 40 in a workweek, the FLSA also requires that employees be paid at least minimum wage. Furthermore, employers must pay prevailing wage on prevailing wage projects. Finally, your employer has 30 days to pay you from your regularly scheduled payday under Ohio law. If you have not been properly compensated for your overtime wages, been paid at least minimum wage, or been properly compensated at the prevailing wage rate, you may have a legal claim against your employer under federal and state law. Our Ohio employment attorney is happy to guide you through the legal process to recover unpaid overtime wages, minimum wages, and prevailing wages.
- Issues with Medical Leave. Our Ohio employment attorney is here to help you with any issues related to your leave for serious medical conditions. An eligible employee is entitled to 12 weeks of unpaid FMLA leave for a serious medical condition that they themselves or a close family member is suffering from. An employee’s job is protected for the 12 weeks of leave and an employer cannot interfere, deny, or retaliate against an employee for exercising their right to take FMLA leave. FMLA leave does not have to be taken all at once and may be intermittent. Oftentimes, FMLA issues are mixed with ADA issues. If you believe you are suffering issues associated with taking FMLA leave from your employer, please contact our office to speak with our Ohio employment attorney and we will advise you of your rights.
- Background Check Issues. Our Ohio employment attorney can assist you with any issues you may have as a result of a background check or consumer report run by your employer. Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), an employer who makes employment decisions (hiring, firing, etc) based upon information it receives from consumer reports must follow certain steps before it receives the consumer report, once it receives the consumer report, and when taking an adverse action. If you have any questions about your rights under the FCRA, please contact our office to speak with our Ohio employment attorney and we will advise you of your rights.
- Sexual Harassment and Hostile Work Environment. Our Ohio employment attorney can assist you with any claims of sexual harassment and/or a hostile work environment. Claims of sexual harassment are very serious and we are here to help you in any manner we can. In general, a hostile work environment must be related to your gender, age, disability, pregnancy, religion, or any other of the bases on which you are protected from discrimination. However, most hostile environments at work do not give rise to a legal claim. If you believe you have been sexually harassed at work or are working in a hostile work environment, our Ohio employment attorney looks forward to speaking with you.
- Wrongful Termination. Our Ohio employment attorney can advise you of your rights against a wrongful termination. In Ohio, most employees have an at-will employment relationship with their employers meaning they can be terminated for any reason (unless it is unlawful) or no reason at all. By speaking with our Ohio employment attorney, we will help you to determine whether you have a legal claim against your employer.
- Retaliation. Our Ohio employment attorney will guide you through the laws against retaliation by your employer. An employer cannot retaliate against you for certain reasons, including but not limited to retaliation for engaging in a protected activity such as opposing employment discrimination. If an employee’s action constitutes whistleblowing, there is protection from whistleblower retaliation under numerous federal and state laws. Finally, an employer cannot retaliation against you for filing or pursuing a workers’ compensation claim. The preceding information regarding unlawful retaliation is merely a snapshot of the laws which prohibit retaliation by your employer. Please contact our office to speak with our Ohio employment attorney about any retaliation at work that you are experiencing.
- EEOC or OCRC Mediation or Investigation. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Ohio Civil Rights Commission offer the parties the opportunity to mediate their claims. Contact our Ohio employment attorney if you need assistance or representation through the mediation or investigation process.
- Unemployment Appeals. Our Ohio employment attorney has successfully appealed and defended numerous clients’ rights to unemployment compensation benefits following their termination without just cause. Contact our Ohio employment attorney to discuss any issues you have with the unemployment process.
- Severance Negotiations. Our Ohio employment attorney is experienced in severance negotiations. If you would like an attorney to review a severance agreement and negotiate severance, contact our office to speak with our Ohio employment attorney.
Again, if you believe you have been discriminated against, harassed, or not properly paid by your employer, we want to speak with you. Contact our office for a free consultation with Columbus, Ohio Employment Attorney Matthew J.P. Coffman. Our entire staff looks forward to guiding you through your legal battle.