In the case Harper v. Ventra Sandusky, LLC, 2020-Ohio-3490, 2020 Ohio App. LEXIS 2423, an Ohio appellate court held that defendant was not liable under the ADA or Title VII in plaintiff’s employment case because plaintiff failed to establish any facts to show the existence of an employer-employee relationship between herself and defendant in June of 2017. Defendant provided no input regarding hiring and firing of contractor’s employees, none of defendant’s personnel played a role in removing plaintiff from premises when contractor learned that plaintiff was on defendant’s do not hire list, and plaintiff failed to establish evidence of employer-employee relationship between herself and defendant.
In this case, the plaintiff had been discharged from defendant company and placed on its do not hire list. Plaintiff was later employed by a third-party contractor who did business with the defendant company. In this role plaintiff entered defendant’s premises on a job only to be later removed by the contractor when it learned the plaintiff was on the defendant’s do not hire list.
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Authors: Matthew John Markling and the McGown & Markling Team.
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