The Ohio General Assembly recently overhauled its employment discrimination laws and adopted several employer-friendly provisions. Governor Mike DeWine signed the Employment Law Uniformity Act (also known as House Bill 352) on January 12, 2021, and it will become effective on April 15.
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The Ohio Chamber of Commerce lobbied successfully to include several provisions, some of which respond to Ohio Supreme Court decisions that had expanded the reach of the state’s employment discrimination laws.
Limitation on supervisor liability. Under Ohio’s prior employment discrimination laws, the Ohio Supreme Court allowed substantial liability to be imposed