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Are Ohio Businesses Required to Provide Sexual Harassment Training

Are Ohio Businesses Required to Provide Sexual Harassment Training?

Each state in the nation has its own laws regarding sexual harassment in the workplace and what requirements employers must abide by. For example, in North Carolina, all state employees must be given sexual harassment training. Every state agency must have a plan to train and educate its employees on workplace harassment. In New York as of 2019, all businesses must provide harassment training on an annual basis. New York has very detailed instructions for business owners with regard [...]

What Actions Are Considered Medical Malpractice?

What Actions Are Considered Medical Malpractice?

Medical professionals including nurses, therapists, pharmacists, and doctors are trusted by the patients they serve that they will follow established standards of care in the treatment that they administer. Patients put their health and their lives in the hands of these professionals and so it is critically important that when treating a patient, reasonable skill and consideration is given to help them preserve their health. If a medical provider makes mistakes or treats a patient below that standard of care, [...]

Can You Sue Your Lawyer if You Were Defrauded

Can You Sue Your Lawyer if You Were Defrauded?

When you hire an attorney to represent you, you are doing so with the belief that the professional you choose to work with will provide you with honest and competent legal services. Ultimately, you are using an attorney to help improve the chances the outcome of your case will be favorable for your interests. Legal professionals have a duty of care to their clients to treat them with decency and act in good faith.  When a lawyer intentionally violates this [...]

The Most Common Retained Surgical Items

How Often Are Surgical Tools Left in a Person’s Body After Surgery?

People may require surgery for a variety of reasons. A patient preparing for surgery can feel overwhelmed and anxious before their procedure, especially if it will be very intensive and complicated. But, when the day of surgery arrives, the belief is that the medical team performing the procedure will do so with a high duty of care and attentiveness to keep a patient safe. One of the biggest challenges and concerns that surgical departments and infection services have when procedures [...]

Types of Damages for Ohio Sexual Harassment Claims

Types of Damages for Ohio Sexual Harassment Claims

Employees in Ohio are protected at work from discrimination by way of the Ohio Fair Employment Law and federally through Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This includes sexual harassment which is considered discrimination. If you were the recipient of unwelcome sexual conduct whether verbally or physically at work, you may have a case to make against your employer for sexual discrimination. To have your experience reviewed by an experienced Ohio sexual harassment attorney, please consider connecting [...]

Is Arbitration Cheaper than Litigation in a Legal Malpractice Case

Is Arbitration Cheaper than Litigation in a Legal Malpractice Case?

A common opinion is that arbitration is the most favored method when it comes to a dispute of legal malpractice with your ex-attorney. Litigation is known to be very costly and can take many years before a resolution comes about. By contrast, arbitration is supposed to be the alternative approach for a quick and inexpensive solution to a legal challenge. This could be the case in some situations, and not so much in others. Depending on the terms of your [...]

The Difference Between Sexual and Non-Sexual Workplace Discrimination

The Difference Between Sexual and Non-Sexual Workplace Discrimination

Going to your place of employment to do your job should not be a torturous and uncomfortable proposition because you are experiencing workplace sexual harassment. Sometimes, people go on for a long time in an abusive work environment because they do not know that they are experiencing discrimination, they are afraid to say something, they are ashamed, or they do not know what their rights are. Victims of workplace harassment can find it challenging trying to figure out how [...]

4 Ways Medical Malpractice Happens

4 Ways Medical Malpractice Happens

When someone you love and care deeply for is struggling to overcome some type of medical ailment or injury, you are hopeful that the medical professionals tasked with treating them are able to do the best job they can to help them reclaim their health. The desired outcome is to have your loved one improve their medical condition and heal as fast as possible. But, when the medical providers that you trust to care for your loved one make [...]

Can Workplace Sexual Harassment Happen Between People of the Same Gender

Can Workplace Sexual Harassment Happen Between People of the Same Gender?

Most people go to work to earn a living and pay their expenses in life. Not as a matter of leisurely activity. When at work, being respected and safe is expected and employers should foster an environment that is not threatening to their employees.  Still, there are many ways that an employee can feel intimidated and menaced when they head into work to do their job each day. This is a difficult situation to be in, especially so if the [...]

Reporting a Bad Lawyer in Ohio

Reporting a Bad Lawyer in Ohio

The relationship a client has with their lawyer is one that must be full of trust and confidence. The outcome of a person’s legal case can greatly depend on the quality of the legal counsel they hire to represent them. Sometimes a person may be unhappy with the outcome of their case or not satisfied with the legal services they are receiving. There are instances where this can mean that a lawyer has engaged in legal malpractice and then [...]