Court decisions from across the country have implications right here in Ohio. Here is a selection of recent cases, and why they matter.
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 – […]
In Thomas v. Dayton Pub. Schools Bd. of Edn., 2018-Ohio-4231, an Ohio appellate court determined that a school board had good and just cause to terminate a teacher when she failed to input final grades. This case began when a public school teacher failed to input the final third quarter grades for her students. The […]
In Nelsons v. Ohio High School Athletic Assn., 2018-Ohio-4169, an Ohio appellate court upheld the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s (“OHSAA”) decision not to allow an out-of-state student to participate in athletics because the student was from a United States territory and his legal guardians had not moved to Ohio with the student. This case […]
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 […]
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 […]
In Umali v. Edn. Service Ctr. Of Lake Erie W., N.D. Ohio No. 3:15CV02663, a federal district court rejected a breach of contract claim against an educational service center (“ESC”) following a reduction in force. The case involved a student services director (“Director”) who was in the second year of a three year administrative contract […]