Although we as a society have made significant strides towards gender equality in the workplace, it would ignorant to believe that gender discrimination has been eradicated.Studies show that women still earn significantly less than their male counterparts, and that women are less likely to be hired, especially in certain fields of work.Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) requires that virtually every employee is paid according to the federally mandated minimum wage, currently set at .25 per hour (in Ohio the minimum wages has been raised to .10 through State legislation). The vast majority of Ohio employees are entitled to a minimum wage.This means that in Ohio, your employer must pay you, at minimum, .10 for every hour that you work.Discrimination lawyers, particularly employment discrimination attorneys, often find themselves in the difficult position of having to explain the difference between an employer acting wrong and acting unlawfully.The intricacies of employment discrimination law, unlike as other areas of law, require the guidance of skilled and experienced lawyers to navigate the handling discrimination claims. Under its common definition, discrimination is simply choosing between two alternatives.It is really tricky to know your employment law rights in the modern workplace.
Our Ohio employment law lawyers deal with gender discrimination every day at our Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Toledo, Dayton, and Youngstown offices.
The American Bar Association reports that there are now over 1.2 million attorneys in the United States.
Some of these attorneys appear in television commercials, but not in Court.
Some employment lawyers can tell you what the books say, but couldn’t find the Court, let alone litigate a sexual harassment case in front of jury.
After successfully taking on many Fortune 500 companies, in 2013, Brian Spitz was recognized in Newsweek Magazine as one the 30 overall “Nationwide Top Attorneys.” Previously, in 2012, Brian Spitz was recognized in Newsweek Magazine as one of the Top 20 Leaders in Employment Law in the United States for 2012.