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Shannon G Thatcher

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  • My boss cursed me out and got with in inches of my face yelling at me and chest bumps me is this illegal

    he chest bump me got in my face cursed me out and clinched his fist i got three witnesses

    Shannon’s Answer

    Yelling is inappropriate in the work place, but it happens. Unless it is threatening or violates discrimination laws, mere yelling is generally not actionable. Chest bumps, however, or any other type of unwelcome touching, is not acceptable. Period. If you have a human resources department, I'd recommend reporting this incident. I'd also report it to your boss' supervisor, if he has one. His actions could be battery, assault or menacing.

    Shannon G. Becker
    The Law Office of Shannon G. Becker, LLC
    P.O. Box 3663
    Mansfield, Ohio 44907

    419-800-0325
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  • Can my employer ask me to work for free? Can they punish me for saying no?

    I work for a company with less than 50 employees, they dont pay for maternity leave or mandatory meetings. They also make me pay for my own training.

    Shannon’s Answer

    You should be paid for mandatory meetings. As the first poster stated, maternity leave is generally unpaid. They can also require you obtain training on your own in many cases. As for the mandatory company meetings, however, I can think of no good reason why an employer should not pay you.

    Shannon G. Becker
    The Law Office of Shannon G. Becker, LLC
    P.O. Box 3663
    Mansfield, Ohio 44907

    419-800-0325
    www.shannongbeckerlaw.com

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  • Can I sue my employer for wrongful dismissal?

    I was fired from my job approximately a month ago without warning. Long story short, I applied for unemployment (despite having been terminated), and after about three weeks, they contacted me and stated that the evidence presented to them showed...

    Shannon’s Answer

    I am in agreement with the first poster. Ohio is an employment-at-will state. This means you can quit for no reason and they can fire you for no reason. As poster one stated, there are certain things you cannot be fired for, such as gender, religion, etc., but in general, you can be fired for no good reason. When ODJFS states there was not "just cause" for firing you, and in turn you qualify for unemployment compensation, this simply means you did not cause your unemployment by insubordination, absence, failure to follow rules, etc. Being fired without warning is a terrible experience, but without more, it does not legally rise to the level of wrongful termination.

    Shannon G. Becker
    The Law Office of Shannon G. Becker, LLC
    P.O. Box 3663
    Mansfield, Ohio 44907

    419-800-0325

    www.shannongbeckerlaw.com

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