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Senate Bill 383 is an Ohio Employer’s Wish List

Posted in EEO, Workforce Strategies

Senate Bill 383 is an extremely employer-friendly piece of legislation that was introduced earlier this week in the Ohio state Senate. The bill seeks to overhaul the Ohio’s employee-friendly employment discrimination laws, statutory and common law, and proposes the following non-exhaustive list of significant amendments:

1. Limits Definition of Employer and Excludes Managers and Supervisors

Currently, the definition of "employer" in Ohio means "any person acting directly or indirectly in the interest of an employer." Thus, unlike under Title VII, Ohio law, as interpreted by the Ohio Supreme Court, subjects managers and supervisors to personal liability. This interpretation not only …