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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.

UPDATED: Transgender And Transitioning Status Discrimination Covered By Title VII Of The Civil Rights Act According to Federal Appellate Court

In the case EEOC v. R.G. &. G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, 884 F.3d 560 (6th Cir. 2018), a federal appellate court held that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protects transgender persons because of their transgender or transitioning status. Title VII prohibits employers from discriminating against their employees in matters related to employment – […]

Ohio Supreme Court Declines To Decide Miranda Issue – School Officials Are Required To Provide  Miranda Warnings In Certain Circumstances

In a long awaited decision, the Ohio Supreme Court dismissed the appeal in In re L.G., Slip Opinion No. 2018-Ohio-3750 as improvidently accepted, leaving the Ohio appellate court’s decision regarding the obligation of school officials to issue Miranda warnings in place. In this case, a young student made a bomb threat to a public middle […]

ODE May Consider Evidence of Moral Turpitude Between A Teacher and Student Even After Graduation When Investigating Professional Misconduct

In Bollinger v. Ohio Dept. of Edn., 2018-Ohio-3714, an Ohio appellate court upheld the decision of the Ohio Department of Education (“ODE”) to consider evidence of inappropriate behavior between a teacher and student when deciding to revoke the teacher’s license, even though the most egregious behavior occurred after the student graduated. This case involved a […]