Legal-Ease column: “Basics of employment discrimination and Constitutional rights”

For college and NFL football coaches, this is the season of hiring and firing.  For the rest of us, we can find ourselves addressing updated new year resolutions, including resolutions to find new jobs.

Based upon the current unemployment rate, a job should not necessarily be hard to come by, even for low-skilled workers. That ease of finding a job is offset a bit in our region due to the need for private transportation to get to and from almost any job.  Further, beginning in 2021, another 200,000 Ohioans will be added to payrolls to work at least part-time in order to retain Medicaid health insurance.

However, for most of us, we have some ability to job-shop during this relatively positive time period in our country’s economic history.  As we seek out a job (or attempt to keep our job), it is important to know what criteria potential employers can and cannot use in making their decisions as to our new or continued employment….

Read more about this in Lee’s article in the Lima News here: “Legal-Ease column: “Basics of employment discrimination and Constitutional rights”,”

Source:, “Legal-Ease column: “Basics of employment discrimination and Constitutional rights”,” by Lee R. Schroeder, January 4, 2020.

Lee R. Schroeder is an Ohio licensed attorney at Schroeder Law LLC in Putnam County. He limits his practice to business, real estate, estate planning and agriculture issues in northwest Ohio. He can be reached at or at 419-659-2058. This article is not intended to serve as legal advice, and specific advice should be sought from the licensed attorney of your choice based upon the specific facts and circumstances that you face.

Posted in Labor and Employment Law.