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Category: Case Updates

Court decisions from across the country have implications right here in Ohio. Here is a selection of recent cases, and why they matter.

Union Members Cannot Assert Public Policy Claims

In Meminger v. Ohio State Univ., 2017-Ohio-5781, the court of claims dismissed a wrongful termination claim because the “plaintiff was a member of the classified civil service who was a member of a collective bargaining unit, and, as such, she was not an employee at will.” Meminger at ¶ 8. “As a general rule, the […]

Ohio Appellate Court Upholds Teacher License Revocation

In Routson-Gim-Belluardo v. Ohio Dept. of Edn., 2017-Ohio-2611, an Ohio appellate court “affirmed the resolution of the Ohio State Board of Education [“State Board”] to revoke [a teacher’s] teaching license for engaging in conduct unbecoming an educator” where the evidence showed that the teacher gave students information in advance of taking a standardized test that […]