Can an employer hire an employee for a policy violation which is not enforced equally to everyone?

I was recently fired from the Department of Youth Services for policy violations which are not followed by other employees. Do I have any rights for following common practice instead of written policy? I am not in a union therefore I have no union rep.

1 answer  |  asked Jun 30, 2013 04:17 AM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

Answers (1)

Bruce Elfvin
Unfortunately, the true answer is it all depends on whether the other people retained give you a basis for claiming that you were treated differently in an unlawful manner. There are also avenues to appeal within the state system, even if you are not covered by a union.

You really need to see an employment lawyer and discuss all the circumstances. You can select one at www.oelasmart.net/directory

posted by Bruce Elfvin  |  Jun 30, 2013 11:07 AM [EST]

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