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Employee Claiming Racial Discrimination can be Compelled to Arbitrate when Arbitration Agreement is Part of Employment Contract

In the case Thomas v. Hyundai of Bedford, 2020-Ohio-3030, 2020 Ohio App. LEXIS 1965, an Ohio appellate court held that where a former employee signed an arbitration agreement with his then-employer, his assertion that he could not be compelled to arbitrate his race discrimination and retaliation claims against the employer was without merit because the […]

The Ohio Legislature Can Effectively Remove All Powers of School Boards

In the case Youngstown City School Dist. Bd. of Ed. v. State, Slip Opinion No. 108541, 2020-Ohio-2903, the Ohio Supreme Court held that legislation that allows an academic distress council to effectively remove all power from a city school district is constitutional under the Ohio Constitution. In this case, a school district challenged legislation on […]

TITLE IX Amendments

On May 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) released its Final Rule, which amends existing Title IX. The Final Rule, which encompasses both the amended regulations and accompanying commentary, exceed 2,000 pages, and are scheduled to take effect on August 14, 2020. The regulations bring sweeping changes to how […]

A Trial Court Cannot Overturn an Administrative Decision Upholding an Employee’s Termination Because It Disagrees with An Employer’s Policy

In the case Gregory v. Cuyahoga Cty., 8th Dist. Cuyahoga No. 108192, 2020-Ohio-2714, an Ohio appellate court found that the trial court cannot overturn an administrative decision upholding an employee’s termination because it disagrees with an employer’s policy. In this case, an employee was terminated from a county’s employment for a major violation of the […]