Earlier this year, Gov. Mike DeWine signed House Bill 352, the Employment Law Uniformity Act. This OMA-supported measure took effect April 15 and applies to discrimination claims filed on or after that date. HB 352 creates more certainty and uniformity for both employers and employees. See this summary from the OMA’s general counsel Bricker & Eckler.
The firm notes that this update to Ohio’s discrimination statute is a great opportunity for employers to review their discrimination and harassment policies to ensure those policies contain appropriate complaint procedures, while training supervisors and employees regarding those policies and complaint procedures. 4/15/2021