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Requiring doctor’s note upon return from medical leave or restricted duty did not violate federal disability law

  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 25 2011

This week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (encompassing Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, and Tennessee) handed the City of Columbus, Ohio, a victory in a battle with employees over the City’s requirement that employees submit a doctor’s note disclosing the “nature” of their illness upon their return to work from sick leave or restricted duty

Supreme Court validates public employer’s search of an employee’s text messages

  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 24 2010

One of the last cases decided by the United States Supreme Court before its summer recess was an important one for employers in today's digital and social media-driven world

Minimum length of service requirement for maternity leave is not pregnancy discrimination, says Ohio Supreme Court

  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 23 2010

On June 22, 2010, the Supreme Court of Ohio issued a long-awaited ruling in a pregnancy discrimination case

U.S. Supreme Court enforces arbitration of age discrimination claims

  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 17 2009

Earlier this month, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision in a case that employees, unions, and employers had been watching closely

When workers’ compensation and disabilities laws collide blind reliance on a workers’ comp order can violate the ADA, Sixth Circuit holds

  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 1 2011

The legal worlds of workers’ compensation law and the laws against disability discrimination sometimes collide and leave employers with difficult decisions about how to comply with each

U.S. Supreme Court recognizes third-party retaliation claims under Title VII

  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 28 2011

Earlier this week, the United States Supreme Court handed employers a defeat of sorts in Thompson v. North American Stainless, L.P. Disagreeing with a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (which covers Ohio), the Supreme Court held that the anti-retaliation provisions of Title VII allowed a former employee to sue under a “third-party retaliation” theory

Supreme Court rules in favor of white firefighters in closely watched reverse discrimination case

  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 30 2009

On June 29 a divided United States Supreme Court ruled that the city of New Haven, Conn., committed unlawful race discrimination when it invalidated the results of firefighter exams in which white test-takers outperformed minority test-takers

Employees of political subdivisions may still have immunity from employment-related lawsuits, Ohio’s Supreme Court says

  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 8 2011

On April 7, 2011 the Supreme Court of Ohio held that a provision of state law barring a city or other political subdivision from asserting statutory immunity as a defense against an employee's employment-related civil lawsuit does not affect the statutory immunity of an employee of the political subdivision from matters arising out of the employment relationship between the suing employee and the political subdivision

Employee who was fired for failing to obtain a required professional license cannot get unemployment benefits

  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 22 2011

In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court of Ohio held today that a fired employee was ineligible to receive unemployment benefits when she was fired for failing to obtain a professional license that was required as a condition of hiring