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An Ohio federal court in Longoria v. Autoneum N. Am., Inc. has held that a Mexican-American production supervisor who was born in Texas could not pursue a claim that he was discriminated against based on his belief that his employer perceived him to be of Mexican national origin. Noting the “widespread failure” of similar claims under Title VII and the fact that Ohio courts generally follow Title VII when evaluating the analogous Ohio law, the court held that claims of perceived national origin discrimination are not cognizable under Ohio law. The court also rejected Longoria’s claims of race discrimination and retaliation on the merits.
Continue Reading Ohio federal court rejects perceived national origin discrimination claim

The Ohio Supreme Court recently held that pregnant employees must only be treated the same as all other employees under an employer’s leave policy and can be terminated while on a pregnancy-related leave pursuant to a neutral policy.
Continue Reading Ohio Supreme Court Decision Allows Employers to Refuse Maternity Leave to and Terminate Employees who Have Not Met the Length of Service Requirements of the Employer’s Leave Policy