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Restrictions on Firing Employees in Ohio

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Employers in Ohio are subject to these state rules that restrict firing employees under certain circumstances.

Ohio laws make it unlawful for an employer to:

  • not permit time off to vote
  • fire an employee for serving on jury duty
  • deny equal employment opportunity
  • retaliate against an employee for filing a workers' compensation claim, safety complaint, or wage complaint
  • violate protections for veterans or reservists
  • fire an employee because of a court order to withhold child support payments from wages or because of garnishment by one creditor in a 12-month period

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