Senate Approves Bill to Reform Employment Discrimination, Statute of Limitations on Contracts

On Thursday, Dec. 17, the Ohio Senate Judiciary Committee passed House Bill 352, which brings many of Ohio’s employment discrimination laws in line with their federal counterparts, thereby creating a more predictable and consistent system for both employers and employees.

It should be noted that HB 352 was amended with OMA-supported House Bill 251, which shortens from eight to six years the statute of limitations for actions brought against written contracts. It also shortens from six to four years the period of limitations on verbal contracts.

The full Senate passed HB 352 as amended. The bill now awaits final approval by the House before the conclusion of the lame duck session. The House must take action before Dec. 31 for the amended version of HB 352 to become law. 12/18/2020