Cleveland, Ohio Employment Law Attorney
Age Discrimination – Race Discrimination – Disability Discrimination
Gender Discrimination – Sexual Harassment

At The Bernard Law Firm, I have handled a wide variety of employment law cases throughout my more than 20 years in practice. Particularly in employment discrimination cases. I aggressively advocate for employees, helping them understand their rights and working closely with them to develop an aggressive strategy that will protect their civil rights.

I do not shy away from taking cases involving large businesses or corporations. I can negotiate with your employer or take them to court if necessary – I am an effective trial lawyer who has been taking these cases to court for years.

I am dedicated to providing tailored, thorough representation to people who have experienced workplace discrimination. Both Ohio and federal employment laws require employers to treat employees equally in hiring, promotion, discipline, termination, and all other aspects of employment without regard to the employee’s membership in any protected class.

The categories of people who are protected vary by state and federal law, but include a wide range of characteristics:

  • Race or color
  • National origin and ancestry
  • Religion
  • Sex/gender
  • Pregnancy
  • Marital status
  • Sexual orientation
  • Age (being 40 or older)
  • Disability
  • Medical condition
  • Perceived disability
  • Genetic characteristics
  • Veteran status
  • Need to take family or medical leave (FMLA)

Sexual Harassment and Other Illegal Harassment

Sexual harassment and other types of harassment are all too common in the workplace, despite many employers’ efforts to educate employees. I represent people who have experienced or are currently experiencing sexual or other harassment in the workplace, including unwanted sexual physical contact, inappropriate jokes or comments, or ridicule of a mannerism or physical characteristic.

Employees who are harassed based on their protected class may be entitled to recover damages for emotional distress, lost wages, attorneys fees and, in some cases punitive damages.

For more information about your rights and options in a discrimination or sexual harassment case, contact me at The Bernard Law Firm. I can review your case to determine the best way in which to pursue a resolution to the situation.

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Contact Information

The Bernard Law Firm

Dale A. Bernard, Attorney at Law

Crown Centre
5005 Rockside Road
Suite 600
Cleveland, OH 44131

Telephone: 440-546-7500
Fax: 440-546-7501

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