When an employee claims they were hurt on the job, employers need to handle these situations properly. It's important to protect the rights of the employee, but you also have to protect the interests of the business. This isn't always easy.
It's against the law for Ohio employers to harass their employees. It's illegal for customers and colleagues to do the same.
Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for disabled workers. Making adjustments to the work environment for an applicant or employee is advantageous to them on many levels. It gives them a better opportunity to secure the position they are applying for and to perform their job duties as proficiently as a person without disabilities.
Sexual harassment is a type of discrimination that is sadly commonplace in many Ohio workplaces. You must know that not all ill-treatment constitutes sexual harassment. Any unwelcome comments or conduct related to your gender, sexual orientation or sex, in general, may be considered as sexual harassment, however.
Teens can be an excellent source of summer labor in many lines of work They can help fill the gaps left by employees in offices who are taking vacation time, help out in stores and restaurants and even assist with farm chores.
Workplace attire has grown increasingly casual over the years. Long gone are the Mad Men days when men all wore suits and ties and women wore dresses and high heels -- even if they never left the workplace or interacted with customers or clients.
Someone has been stealing from your company. Maybe it's the office or break room supplies or maybe something more expensive, like laptops. Perhaps someone has been embezzling money or disclosing trade secrets. Before you call in law enforcement, you'd like to get to the bottom of it yourself. Can you require your employees to submit to a lie detector test (also known as a polygraph test)?
You may require your employees to sign nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) for a host of different reasons. Often, NDAs are used to protect confidential or proprietary information from being shared with anyone outside the company.
For many decades, employment laws in the nation had a tight focus on protecting the rights of workers. While addressing these rights is undeniably an important task for lawmakers, some employers feel as if their own rights have fallen by the wayside. A particularly troubling area for Cincinnati employers is making certain they provide reasonable accommodations for any disabled workers on their staff.
Laws aimed at preventing workplace discrimination based on hairstyle or hair texture are becoming more common across the country. New York, California and, most recently, New Jersey, have enacted versions of what's known as the CROWN Act. It stands for "Create a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair." Cincinnati is one of the localities with such an ordinance.