Ohio

Code Section
4113.52

Prohibited Activity
Can not take any disciplinary or retaliatory action including withholding pay, benefits, transfer/reassigning, removing/suspending, reducing pay/position or denying a promotion; if employee reports a violation of state or federal statute, ordinance, or regulation of a political subdivision

Public or Private Employees
Both

Opportunity for Employer to Correct?
Must notify and file a report; employer has 24 hours to correct

Remedies
Can file a civil action for injunction, reinstatement, back pay, full fringe benefits and seniority rights, court and attorney’s fees. If employer deliberately violates statute, court can award interest on back pay

Penalties
N/A


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