Employment At-Will: Ohio
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Authors: Keith A. Asthmus and Michael N. Chesney, Frantz Ward LLP
- Employment relationships in Ohio are presumed to be at-will. See The At-Will Relationship.
- Ohio recognizes limited exceptions to the at-will presumption, including written and verbal contracts and public policy exceptions. See Employment At-Will Exceptions.
- At-will employees in Ohio challenging a discharge may file claims against their employers under various tort theories, so long as the employee is able to satisfy an evidentiary burden. See Tort Considerations.