Ohio Employment Law Attorneys You Can Count On
Our law firm steps in when you need us most
"I greatly appreciate the representation I received from Nilges Draher and associates." - Debbie P.
State and federal employment laws provide employees with certain rights. For example, you have a right to a workplace free of unlawful discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. You have a right to be paid for all hours worked, including overtime. These are just a few examples of the rights you have as an employee. If your rights were violated at work, we can help. Contact us to schedule a free case evaluation with an employment law attorney at Nilges Draher LLC. We have offices conveniently located in Columbus, Cleveland, and Massillon.
We have represented thousands of workers in state and federal courts in Ohio and across the country. In the last five years, we have helped thousands of workers hold their employers accountable. We have recovered more than $30 million (and counting) for those workers in Ohio and nationwide. If you need an employment lawyer, you’ve come to the right place.
Level the playing field with our legal team on your side
There is most likely a team of lawyers protecting your employer's interests. You deserve to have a team of lawyers protecting yours. If you believe your employer - or a potential employer - violated your rights, contact us for a free case evaluation. We can help.
Employment laws are complex. We make it simple. We're here to listen to you, understand your situation, answer your questions, and explain your legal rights and options. Remember, the only way to know whether you have a claim is to talk to an experienced attorney about your situation. That's why we encourage you to contact us for a free and confidential consultation.
Are you in a situation where you need an employment law attorney?
Not every unpleasant or unfair situation at work is a legal matter, but employees have more rights than you may think. You should talk to a lawyer if:
- You suspect you are being treated differently at work because of a protected characteristic, such as race, religion, or gender.
- You have a dispute with an employer regarding a contract, such as a non-compete or non-disclosure agreement, or are being asked to sign a contract you don’t fully understand.
- You need to negotiate severance or an employment agreement.
- You have been or suspect you will be retaliated against for reporting misconduct in good faith.
- You have made a good-faith effort to remedy your situation through your employer’s procedures, but your employer isn’t taking you seriously.
- You suspect your employer has violated Ohio or federal law.
- An employer is threatening legal action against you, or you think you will need to file a lawsuit.
Remember that talking to an employment law attorney is not necessarily adversarial. Some employment disputes do end up in court, but many can be resolved through negotiation. Your employer might not even know that they are breaking the law – which is not an excuse, of course, but if their actions are rooted in ignorance instead of malice, it may be easier to get them to change course by simply pointing out the illegal conduct. On the other hand, if your employer is knowingly breaking the law to take advantage of employees, legal action is more likely.
Either way, if you believe something is wrong and your employer isn’t fixing it, it’s time to talk to a lawyer. That doesn’t mean you’re committing to hiring us or taking a particular legal action such as filing a lawsuit; it just means you’re getting candid, confidential advice on your employment situation. We will listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and help you understand your legal options.
Do I have an employment law case?
As an employee, you have certain legal rights. If you believe you were wrongfully fired, didn’t get paid for the hours you worked, had issues taking a medical leave, or encountered harassment, discrimination or retaliation in the workplace, you may have an employment law claim.
A good way to find out if you have a case is to schedule a free consultation with our law firm. Our employment law attorneys handle claims for clients in Ohio and nationwide.
What is the average payout for an employment law claim?
The amount of compensation you’ll be able to recover through an employment law claim is contingent upon many factors, including what type of claim you want to file, what damages you’ve suffered, and other specific details of your case that are unique to your situation.
To get an idea of what your claim might be worth, contact our law firm right away. Our Ohio employment law attorneys can explain what compensation you might be entitled to.
What is the deadline to file an employment law claim?
The amount of time you have to file an employment law claim will depend on the specific details of your case and the type of claim you want to file. Different employment law claims have different deadlines, officially known as the statute of limitations.
For example: the statute of limitations to file a disability discrimination claim under Ohio state law is six years, while a disability discrimination claim filed under federal law must be filed within 300 days.
If you believe your rights were violated by your boss, you should consider at least speaking with a lawyer. An experienced employment law attorney can listen to the details of your case, answer your questions, and discuss your legal options. Contact our law firm today for a free consultation.
How do I file an employment law complaint in Ohio?
There are many different types of employment law claims, so it depends on what kind of complaint you wish to file. Generally speaking, your employment law claim will either be filed under Ohio state law or under federal law.
The Ohio employment law attorneys at our law firm have the knowledge and experience to help you with all sorts of different claims, including those that must be filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and those that need to be filed in state and federal courts.
We fight for your rights
"Hans and his team are very good at what they do and will fight for justice without backing down!" - Terry J.
When you contact us, we’ll start by listening to your story. We want to know two things: the problem, and your desired outcome. Do you want to stay at your current job with changes, or is it time to move on? Have you been financially harmed and need to seek damages? Depending on the situation, we’ll explain what we may be able to do within the constraints of Ohio and federal law. Some of the actions we may take on your behalf include:
- Review contracts and agreements and determine whether they are legally enforceable.
- Investigate your situation and determine whether your employer has broken the law.
- Advise you of your rights and help create strategies to negotiate with your employer.
- Negotiate severance and help you transition to a new job, if necessary.
- Pursue damages (financial compensation) for unpaid wages or other losses.
- File a lawsuit in state or federal court, if necessary.
Our goal is to put you back in control of the situation and ensure that your rights are respected. We only represent employees, and we have helped thousands face down difficult situations and move forward.
Employers don’t intimidate us. We can help.
Employers don't like employees who challenge their illegal actions. They often hire expensive lawyers to defend them. They will pour their resources into their efforts to prevent you from getting the justice you deserve.
Those lawyers don't intimidate us. We have one job - to protect the rights of workers. We know the state and federal laws that apply to your case. We know how to get to the bottom of what happened. We have extensive experience handling all aspects of employment law cases. We've earned a strong reputation for getting results for the people we represent. We can help.
Let us protect your legal rights. Remember, if your rights were violated, you only have a limited amount of time to take action against your employer. That is why it is important to contact us today to schedule your free case evaluation with an experienced Ohio employment law attorney.