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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.

SERB Has Exclusive Jurisdiction over Collective Bargaining Rights

In the case of Readinger v. Mun. Constr. Equip. Operators, 2019-Ohio-1436, an Ohio appellate court held that the claims asserted by current and former union members against their certified bargaining representative were so “inextricably intertwined” with their rights under the collective bargaining that the Ohio State Employment Relations Board (“SERB”) had exclusive jurisdiction over their […]

Transfers and Evaluations May Constitute Gender Discrimination

In the case of Redlin v. Grosse Pointe Pub. School Sys., 6th Cir. No. 18-1641, 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 11104 (Apr. 16, 2019), a federal appellate court held that (1) the transfer of an assistant principal from a high school to a middle school and (2) negative performance evaluations may constitute adverse employment actions for […]

Private Bus Tour Did Not Violate Open Meetings Act

In the case of Esrati v. Dayton City Comm., 2019-Ohio-1021, an Ohio appellate court held that a private tour of school buildings by a facilities committee formed by a school board did not violate the Ohio Open Meetings Act because there was no evidence that “anything other than information gathering [occurred] during the private tour” […]