At JKFM in Cleveland, we pride ourselves on being strong advocates for Ohio employees. Part of our role is to make sure that employees understand their rights and are prepared for the process of pursuing a settlement or jury verdict in their employment law case.
We hope you will find the following FAQ useful. To discuss your specific issue with an attorney, contact us today for a free initial consultation.
How Much Is My Case Worth?
This will depend on many factors. First of all, an attorney will need to review your case to determine whether you have a viable wage and hour, wrongful termination, retaliation, whistleblower, discrimination or sexual harassment claim.
What Are My Rights?
"Because I'm the boss" isn't enough. Even in an at-will employment arrangement, you have rights as an employee. This includes the right not to be discriminated against, the right not to be sexually harassed, the right to be paid according to the Fair Labor Standards Act and the right to report wrongdoing without retaliation or wrongful termination.
Do I Really Need A Lawyer?
You have rights, so it may be tempting to read up on them and bring a claim against your employer on your own. Unfortunately that is a bad idea, and we're not just telling you this because we are lawyers. This is a very intricate area of the law and you only get one chance to assert your rights. All it takes is one missed deadline or one forgotten form and you could lose your chance to hold your employer accountable. In our view, that is not a risk worth taking.