The Gittes Law Group

Columbus, Ohio Employment Attorneys

723 Oak Street
Columbus, OH 43205
Fax: (614) 221-9655

(614) 222-4735

Your Workplace Rights

Please select one of the following topics for further information:

Hiring & Classifications

Looking for a new job? Wondering if the questions you were asked at the interview were legal? This section addresses some of the most common issues you may encounter in the hiring process, and how you are classified as a worker may affect your workplace rights.

Discrimination

Are you being treated differently at work? If so, is it because of your race, sex, age, disability, national origin or religion? Wondering what other kinds of discrimination are illegal? Get the facts on workplace discrimination here.

Harassment & Other Workplace Problems

Whether you're being pressured to have sex with your boss, forced to listen to foul language or slurs, or wondering whether the comment you made might get you in trouble, you'll find this information on harassment and other problems you might encounter on the job to be helpful.

Unpaid Wages/Wage & Hour Problems

Not getting paid what your employer owes you? Are you forced to work overtime, but not receiving any extra pay? Get the facts on "wage and hour" laws here.

Benefits & Leaves

For most employees, your job isn't just about the pay, but also what benefits are included. Sick leave, disability leave, family/medical leave--the different kinds of leave you may be allowed to take can be confusing. Get information about health care coverage, pensions, leave eligibility and other benefit-related information here.

Privacy & Workplace Surveillance

Is somebody watching you? It just might be your employer. Find out here what rights to privacy in the workplace you do and do not have.

Health & Safety/Workplace Injuries

Is your workplace unsafe? Are you worried about getting hurt at work? Wondering what to do about it? Have questions about the workers' compensation system? Find the answers here.

Whistleblowing & Retaliation

Fighting back when you see your employer doing something wrong can be scary, and risky. But there are laws that can protect you in a number of situations. Learn more about how you might be protected when you blow the whistle or challenge illegal conduct.

Unions & Collective Action

Facing an organizing campaign at work (or want to get involved in one)? Already a union member but don't understand how things work? Fired for organizing or joining a union? This section covers information about your rights to organize and be in a union, and how unions work.

Termination & Unemployment

Whether you were suddenly fired, laid off, or asked to resign, you'll want to know what happens now that you are out of a job.

Gittes Law Group Weekly Weekly

Topic of the Week

Health & Safety - How does the law protect you at work

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) publishes rules and enforces the Occupational Safety and Health Act (also OSHA), which protect workers from on-the-job injuries and illness.

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Blog of the Week

Why the NCAA Should Pay Student-Athletes—And Let Them Unionize

When college sports revenues are as high as they’ve ever been, the failure to pay the athletes is absurd—but not surprising.

Thought for the Week

"Whistleblowers like those being awarded today may be the source of ‘smoking gun’ evidence and indispensable assistance that strengthens the agency’s ability to protect investors and the capital markets."

–Jane Norberg, chief of the SEC’s whistleblower office on a whistleblowing case at JP Morgan

List of the Week

from Workplace Fairness

Top Searches in Health & Safety this week: 

  • Smoking rights in the workplace
  • Workers compensation: What to do 
  • Workplace health and safety protections
  • Infectious diseases in the workplace

 

Top Five News Headlines

  1. Want to be a whistleblower? Read this first
  2. Stop & Shop workers’ strike enters fifth day
  3. Employee privacy in the US is at stake as corporate surveillance technology monitors workers’ every move
  4. McDonald’s retreat on fighting wage increases shows the tide is turning
  5. A key labor moment arrives at the University of Pittsburgh. Will grad assistants vote to join a union?