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Does My Employer Have to Accommodate My Disability?

Both federal and state laws protect individuals with disabilities throughout the entire employment cycle, from hiring to on-the-job working conditions and fair treatment.

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Understanding Race Discrimination

Ohio enacted civil rights legislation five years before the federal government passed the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Ohio Civil Rights Act of 1959 was said to "prevent and eliminate the practice of discrimination in employment against persons because of their race, color, religion, national origin, or ancestry."

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New Employment Laws for a New Year

As the pandemic enters its second full year in 2022, Ohio has not only updated its self-isolation and mask guidelines but also passed new laws affecting employers and employees throughout the state.

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Understanding Gender Discrimination in the Workplace

According to the Women’s Bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor, women, on average, receive only 79% of men’s earnings. Despite the fact that more women have earned college degrees in recent years and the fact that more women participate in the labor force than ever before, the pay gap continues to exist.

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Workplace Discrimination And Harassment

If you are a worker in Akron, Ohio who is suffering from workplace discrimination, harassment, or wrongful termination, you need an Akron, Ohio employment law attorney fighting on your side.

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Safe Drinking Water Whistleblower in Cleveland, Ohio

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the Safe Drinking Water Act is a law that protects water supplies in the U.S. from contamination by companies and individuals.

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Whistleblower Lawyer for Workers in the Trucking Industry in Cleveland, Ohio

Under the Surface Transportation Assistance Act, workers in the trucking industry who report safety violations to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are protected from retaliation from their employers.

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Aviation Whistleblower Lawyer in Cleveland, Ohio

Under the Wendell H. Ford Aviation and Investment Act for the 21st Century (known as AIR21), air carriers, air carrier contractors, and air carrier subcontractors are not permitted to retaliate against workers who provide information to the Federal government about violations of Federal Aviation Administration regulations or any other federal law relating to air carrier safety.

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Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, CPSIA Lawyer in Cleveland, Ohio

The CPSIA is an act that regulates the testing and oversight of all products that are designed for babies and children. The act provides guidelines for child products, like strollers, cribs, child safety seats, sleep products, toys, and other products.

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Railroad Safety Whistleblower Lawyer in Cleveland, Ohio

The Law Offices of F. Benjamin Riek are railroad safety whistleblower lawyers in Cleveland, Ohio. Under the Federal Railroad Safety Act, railroad employees are protected from retaliation from railroad companies for reporting safety violations.

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