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What Ohio employers need to know about medical marijuana use

It's legal for people to use "medical marijuana" in Ohio as long as they participate in the state medical marijuana program and have a valid prescription card. However, does that mean that employers can't terminate people or decline to hire them if they test positive for the drug?

Cleveland fire captains allege discrimination, retaliation

Employers can make discrimination complaints by employees worse by penalizing those employees. That's what Cleveland's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) commissioner is accused of doing according to a lawsuit filed by five EMS captains. The captains, all of whom are African American, are also suing the city for discrimination and retaliation.

Age discrimination lawsuit may be the start of more legal action

Staying current on expectations is very important for businesses and other organizations with employees. Discrimination against protected groups cannot be tolerated, as a lack of attention to accusations can lead to lawsuits. If a lawsuit goes forward, employers must make sure changes are made to protect employees in the future.

It's important to respond to employee reports of discrimination

When we hear stories about workplace discrimination or harassment on the news, they often highlight how a worker was ill-treated by a co-worker or superior while on the job. An individual can claim that they were discriminated against during the hiring process, though, too. No matter the situation, it matters how you respond to their allegations.

False discrimination accusations: What now?

An employee claims that you discriminated against them at work. You feel shocked. You have always valued inclusivity at your company, and you thought that everyone knew it. You thought that you had a healthy company culture. But now your business is facing some very serious allegations and you're worried about what it could mean for the future.

Cincinnati's Salary Equity Ordinance to go into effect in 2020

Cincinnati City Council passed its new Salary Equity Ordinance on March 13 with a vote of 6-2. It's set to go into effect in March of 2020. Once it does, all employers will be prohibited from asking prospective employees for a salary history when they respond to job ads, on applications and during interviews.

Congress considers bill that would help fight age discrimination

It may seem like Democrats and Republicans in Congress can't agree on anything these days. However, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle in the House and the Senate are championing proposed legislation that would make it easier for older workers to file employment discrimination lawsuits.

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