Employment laws can be quite complex, making it difficult to navigate today's workplace. On one hand, most employees in Ohio are employed on an at-will basis, meaning you can be fired for a good reason, bad reason, or no reason at all. On the other hand, numerous federal and state laws protect employees from discrimination, harassment, overtime violations, and other forms of illegal employer conduct.

Akron Employment Lawyer Kevin J. Breen Co., LLC specializes in all employment matters including discrimination claims, termination & separation agreements, non-competition agreements, contract administration and litigation. We represent employers and employees. We will review any matters that concern you and make recommendations to minimize litigation risks. We will not hesitate to litigate your case if that is the best course of action to yield the most favorable outcome.

Akron Discrimination & Harassment Lawyer

Numerous laws prohibit employee discrimination and harassment in the workplace; including the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Civil Rights Act of 1866 (Section 1981) and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). It is unlawful for an employer to discriminate or harass an employee on account of the employee's age, race, sex (gender), national origin, disability, pregnancy, religion, or because the employee took a medical or family leave under the FMLA, among other reasons. If you are an employer or an employee, our experienced Akron discrimination lawyer and harassment lawyer will be able to explain this area of the law to you and advise you of your legal rights and options. Discrimination and harassment claims can be complicated, and it's important to have a discrimination attorney on your side who can provide sound legal counsel.

What We Can Do If You Are An Employer

If you are considering termination or hiring an employee, you would be well advised to have an experienced employment lawyer in your corner who can provide sound legal advice and counsel. This will assure you are taking the proper legal steps and will minimize your risk of litigation. We assist employers in all business employment matters; including termination and separation agreements and non-competition agreements to minimize litigation risks. With respect to termination issues, we also prepare severance agreements and represent businesses when complaints are made against them to the EEOC, TWC or Department of Labor. Employment attorney Kevin J. Breen represents businesses who are being sued in lawsuits, arbitrations, and mediations, and can handle almost any other employment issue you can imagine.

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What We Can Do If You Are An Employee

If you believe you have been wrongfully terminated, discriminated against, or harassed, it's important you contact a knowledgeable employment attorney. Kevin J. Breen has extensive experience in employment law, and can explain the employment laws to you, letting your know your rights and all of your options. We will intercede with your employer if necessary, represent you before the TWC or EEOC, and assertively prosecute your lawsuit if we don't come to a favorable settlement. We have a long track record of successful cases of clients we have represented. We are here to defend your rights when employers don't comply with the state and federal employment laws.