Modern medicine and technology are allowing humans to live longer, healthier lives. The result is the number of workers remaining in the workforce into their older years is on the rise. In December 2013, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projected that by the year 2022, 31.9% of workers ages 65-74, traditional retirement age, will still be working. That would mark an over 10% increase since 2002, when 20.4% of workers from that age group remained in the workforce. Despite millennials entering the labor market in large numbers, the median age of U.S. workers is expected to rise from 41.9 years old in 2014 to 42.4 years old by 2024. As the labor force ages, the number of age discrimination claims under both federal and state law is likely to rise, and older workers need to be aware of certain aspects of Ohio’s age discrimination laws that are neither intuitive nor obvious.
Social media has become an integral part of how we interact in a rapidly evolving modern society. Facebook, the largest of the social media platforms, had 1.71 billion monthly active users as of the second quarter of 2016. Other social media sites, such as Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat, to name just a few, also boast large numbers of active users. By now, most people know that what they post online can have a potentially negative impact on current or prospective employment. However, many people don’t realize that posting a seemingly innocent photo of themselves smiling on the dance floor at a wedding might harm their credibility and potential to recover damages in a pending lawsuit. This is especially true in personal injury cases where physical and emotional damages are often an issue. Plaintiffs claiming these types of damages, whether in personal injury or other cases, need to be careful about what they post on social media after suffering the harm. [Read more…]
The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) provides disabled individuals with legal protections from being discriminated against in the workplace. If your employer ignores your rights, you could be entitled to compensation under this law. [Read more…]
The Women’s Rights Movement began long ago in 1848, but women’s rights are still yet to be fully realized in the United States. Women continue to deal with discrimination and harassment in the workplace. Many have fewer opportunities simply because of their gender, and a good portion of the female workforce still earns lower wages than their male counterparts.
In most circumstances, woman have a right to be free from gender discrimination. Not only is it unethical, but it is often also illegal. Both federal and state laws protect women from workplace discrimination.
Robert A. Klingler Co., L.P.A. is excited to announce that applications for the 2nd Annual Ohio Problem-Solving Scholarship are now open. We received an overwhelming response to the 2016 scholarship and we’re thrilled to be able to help another dedicated student in 2017. [Read more…]
The men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces today are fighting some of their toughest battles overseas. They are engaging in physical combat against other forces, but upon returning home, they also fight a battle against serious physical injuries and lifelong psychological aftereffects.
Unfortunately, around 20,000 of these men and women are also experiencing, or have experienced, an entirely different battle as well: sexual harassment and assault in active duty. [Read more…]
There’s no better time to soak up the last of your allotted vacation days than taking some extra time off around the holidays. If you’re looking for the city’s greatest attractions this season or just hoping to take in what our everyday city has to offer, we’ll give you a few suggestions.
You might be more inclined to take advantage of events normally happening during your routine work schedule. It’s time to check out all of the holiday’s attractions you otherwise would have been admiring from afar during your work hours. [Read more…]
Sexual assault is as much of a problem in the military as it is in other traditional workplaces and in college campuses nationwide. The University of Cincinnati leadership is working hard to prevent sexual assault and violence by teaming up with the UC Army ROTC to sign a sexual assault prevention charter and launching the #UCItsOnUs Movement as part of the national #ItsOnUs campaign. Lt. Col. Jason Bender referred to sexual assault as a “societal problem”, and while neither the college nor the Army can solve the problem, they can “change the culture around the Army and the University”. Changing the culture is an important step in protecting men and women from becoming victims of sexual misconduct.
Fibromyalgia is a seriously debilitating condition causing patients widespread pain, difficulty sleeping, and a host of other symptoms. While the condition is oftentimes misunderstood by both those in the medical community and the patient’s family or friends, it is universally understood to cause patients a great deal of agony on a daily basis.
Accordingly, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies in many fibromyalgia situations to afford sufferers the workplace protections offered to any other American employee with a disabling condition, including reasonable accommodations to ensure continued job security and retention. [Read more…]