Employment Law Attorney

At Barkan Meizlish, LLP, our team are prepared to assist you with any employment law issue that you may experience.

Lawyers with our firm have practiced for more than 60 years. As a result, we have built a an award winning local, Ohio and national practice based on protecting workers in all industries while devoting special attention to enforcing the rights of unionized employees.

We make every effort to protect the rights of employees to receive the pay, benefits and working conditions they are entitled to, as well as, the freedom to work free from harassment and discrimination. We are able to consult and negotiate with employers to prevent problems before they occur, but we are also ready to take employers to court when they violate workplace laws.

We make state and federal laws work for our clients.

Let us know if we can help you with any of the following issues:

  • Age Discrimination;
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA);
  • Defamation;
  • Discrimination or harassment;
  • Employment contracts;
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA);
  • Gender discrimination;
  • Non-compete agreements;
  • Pregnancy discrimination;
  • Race discrimination
  • Retaliation;
  • Severance agreements;
  • Sexual harassment;
  • Unpaid wages and unpaid overtime; or
  • Wrongful termination

Unpaid Wages and Overtime

The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and many state wage laws establish a minimum wage and overtime eligibility for employees, including those who receive tips. We have a strong track record of securing unpaid minimum and overtime wages for our clients.

Benefits and Employment Contracts

Employers  often attempt to avoid their obligations under employment  benefit laws like the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). We can help ensure that your leave and benefit rights are honored by your employer.  We can also help enforce contract terms like severance pay and non-disparagement, as an example.

Prevailing Wage Law

Prevailing wage laws apply to all public improvements financed in whole or in part by public funds. Barkan Meizlish, LLP can hold construction employers accountable for failing to pay the required wages, benefits and overtime.


Workplace harassment, from persistent, inappropriate and unwelcome comments to actual assault, is illegal. Even when the harassment does not involve a physical threat, the mental and emotional toll can make continuing with or advancing in a job impossible. Barkan Meizlish, LLP wins justice for victims of unlawful harassment.


Several federal and state laws prohibit discrimination based on a person’s race, religion, sex, gender, age, national origin, military service, disability or pregnancy status.  Prohibited acts include mistreatment, refusal to hire, denying equal pay, benefits and promotions to employees, and unlawfully disciplining or discharging an employee. When discrimination occurs in the workplace, a Barkan Meizlish, LLP will stand up for the victim.

Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Violations

The ADA requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for job applicants and employees with qualified disabilities. What an employer considers reasonable often differs radically from what a person with a permanent or temporary disability is entitled to as a matter of law. We fight for full access to jobs and the workplace.

Workplace Retaliation and Wrongful Termination

Each law that bans employment discrimination, regulates workplace safety, and prohibits harassment confers on employees the right to report unlawful conduct without fear of retaliation. An employer who demotes, defames, harasses, bullies, or fires a worker for exercising his or her rights may be liable for back wages with interest, other monetary damages and required to reinstatement wrongfully terminated employees.

Non-Compete and Non-Disclosure Agreements

Based on our over 60 years of experience, we have found that employers try to limit employees’ ability to accept a position with another company through Non-Compete Agreements (“NCA”) and Non-Disclosure Agreements (“NDA”). Because these agreements threaten harsh financial penalties and limit future employment rights, you need Barkan Meizlish, LLP. We can help determine the legality of NCA or NDA restrictions and provide valuable guidance on how they impact your job mobility and opportunities.

If you have a workplace problem, offices of Barkan Meizlish, LLP, is available to provide advice and assistance. To schedule a FREE CONSULTATION, call us at (614) 221-4221 or connect with us online. You can email us your questions to info@barkanmeizlish.com.

Our Employment Law Attorneys:

Bob DeRose
Jason Cox
Jessica Doogan
Sam Marcellino
Sarah Ingles



Talk with an Experienced Lawyer Today

Fill out the form below to get started.