OMA Weighs in on Employment Discrimination Law Improvements


The OMA provided testimony this week on SB 268, which makes numerous improvements to Ohio’s employment discrimination law. As OMA employment counsel Joelle Khouzam of Bricker & Eckler testified on behalf of the Ohio Alliance for Civil Justice Reform:  “S.B. 268 is much-needed in Ohio, for at least four reasons:  First, it will promote more consistent results and predictability in employment discrimination cases; Second, it limits the forum shopping that currently occurs; Third, it limits the use of the individual-claim anomaly to harass and humiliate individuals and to force settlements; And fourth, it will allow the state to better use taxpayer dollars to support investigative and mediation resources for the Ohio Civil Rights Commission investigators, hearing examiners, and Assistant Attorneys General.”