Would this be workplace retaliation? Is this protected by the Ohio Whistleblower Law?

I am not sure if I have a case or not, but here is a brief description of events leading up to my unemployment. Myself and former coworkers had many concerns about our boss. I followed facility protocol for addressing these concerns, reporting information to HR and calling the 800 hotline number for the company. When that failed to make a difference, my coworkers and I met with the overseeing corporate representative to address our concerns, including: verbal harassment from our boss, not getting paid for hours worked (for on call time), our boss using company money for her own personal use and having the documentation to prove this, etc. My coworkers and I were promised no retaliation from the corporate representative, yet the same day of this meeting I was threatened with my job by my boss. Within two weeks of this meeting, I met with my boss for her to inform me that she would be looking for someone to replace me in my position and that there were no other available positions for me in the company, forcing me to give up my employment. As I said before, this is just a glimpse of past occurrences which I would like to elaborate on if I have a legitimate case against my former employer. Thank you for your time.

1 answer  |  asked Sep 8, 2009 07:45 AM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

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Bruce Elfvin
I too am not sure that you have a case and I am hesitant to advise someone where some of the details will make a difference. If you believe you have been retaliated against you can file a sharge of discrimination or see an employment lawyer near you to discuss the conduct in the context of full disclosure.

You can select an attorney at www.oelasmart.net/directory

posted by Bruce Elfvin  |  Sep 8, 2009 2:08 PM [EST]

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