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Discrimination in the Workplace in Ohio

There are a wide range of Federal and State laws that protect employees from discrimination in the workplace.  These anti-discrimination laws prohibit an employer from making big employment related decisions based on the employee's status as a member in certain protected groups of people.  An employee may have a claim for employment discrimination if they are discriminated against through hiring, firing, promotions, pay increases, or the conditioning of certain terms and conditions of employment.

Reasonable Accomodations

Employers are required to make reasonable accommodations for employees whose religious beliefs or disabilities conflict with the conditions of employment.

Prohibited Discrimination

Generally, employers may discriminate for any reason other than an illegal reason (such as discrimination based on work performance, attitude, tardiness, etc.).  Here is a list of Federal laws and the type of discrimination they prohibit: