End Hostile, Sexually Charged, and Unethical Work Environments in Akron, Ohio
You do not have to experience another day of sexual harassment, wage and hour violations, or retaliation for reporting illegal activity. You shouldn’t have to suffer under superiors and co-workers who continually encourage and exploit a hostile work environment. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission makes it illegal to discriminate against a worker due to their race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. The law also protects workers who fight against discrimination in their workplace under whistleblower provisions. Federal laws also protect disabled workers from discrimination. The Department of Labor guarantees certain rights to individuals who are being terminated.
For nearly 40 years, attorney F. Benjamin Riek III has fought to even the odds hard-working Akron, Ohio residents face when employers violate their rights. He can help you put a stop to the discrimination and harassment you deal with every day. Contact our firm today to learn more.
Lawyers and Attorneys Protecting the Rights of Employees Suffering from Workplace Discrimination In Akron, Ohio
From the moment that F. Benjamin Riek III takes on your case, he will conduct an in-depth, exhaustively researched investigation of your illegal firing or the sexual harassment you suffered through. If you are unsure about your circumstances, he will still meet with you to identify the specific issues surrounding your employment law matter.
The Law Offices of F. Benjamin Riek III has represented Ohio residents before administrative bodies and in trial, appellate and U.S. district courts.
Are You Being Terminated or Fired in Akron, Ohio? Know Your Rights
The United States Department of Labor protects workers who are facing termination or firing. Workers have the right to continued health care coverage and in some instances, workers may be entitled to receive unemployment compensation or severance benefits. For instance, your rights include:
- Continuation of your group health care coverage
- Unemployment benefits
- Good faith treatment
Your group health care coverage and unemployment insurance will often be handled through federal and state unemployment insurance and through laws guaranteeing your continuation of coverage. However, if you have been wrongfully terminated, you may be entitled to receive severance pay or other compensation from your employer. The United States Department of Labor prohibits wrongful termination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or your status as a veteran. If you were wrongfully terminated because your employer wanted to deny you a commission or earnings, you may also be able to seek a recovery. You deserve the good faith of your employer. If you have faced workplace harassment, sexual harassment, or hostility, your employer has a responsibility to provide you a safe workspace free of harassment. If you have been terminated, a workplace discrimination lawyer may be able to assist you.
The law also protects workers against retaliation from employers. If you issue a complaint, you have protected status as a worker. Whistleblowers also enjoy special protection. If you believe you are facing unfair workplace retaliation or termination as a result of holding your employer accountable for violations, you may have the right to pursue a wrongful termination claim. Contact the Law Offices of F. Benjamin Riek III today to learn more about your rights and to receive a case evaluation.
Employment Contracts and Wrongful Termination in Akron, Ohio
If you have an employment contract with your employer and are terminated, you may have certain rights under the law. Implied or written guarantees of employment may be enforceable under the law. If you have a contract and are facing difficulties with your employer, you may have certain rights and protections. For instance, if you have been terminated in violation of a contract, you may be entitled to receive severance pay and other compensatory benefits. The Law Offices of Benjamin Riek III are wrongful termination lawyers in Akron, Ohio who work hard to protect worker’s rights. We understand the stress and uncertainty newly terminated workers face. We may be able to help you.
Take Action Against a Hostile Work Environment
No one should have to work in a hostile work environment. Sexual harassment, and harassment of any sort should never be tolerated. A workplace harassment lawyer may be able to help you fight to protect your rights and make your workplace a safer place for everyone. Take action and assert your rights. Contact the Law Offices of F. Benjamin Riek III by filling out our intake form or calling 330-864-8604.