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Other Leaves: Ohio

Other Leaves requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Jennifer L. Isaacs, Frantz Ward LLP


  • There are various types of leave that may be available to an employee in Ohio. See Leaves of Absence.
  • Ohio does not have a state family and medical leave law applicable to private employers. See Family and Medical Leave.
  • Ohio law provides employees with similar rights and responsibilities as those under federal law. See Military Leave.
  • An employer may not terminate an employee who is a volunteer firefighter or a volunteer provider of emergency medical services and who is late or absent from work while responding to an emergency. See Emergency Responder Leave.
  • >An employer may not refuse to permit an employee to serve as an election official on any registration or election day. See Election Official Leave.
  • An employee must be given a reasonable amount of time to vote on an election day. See Voting Leave.
  • A victim of a crime and their families cannot be punished for certain activities related to the prosecution of the crime. Crime Victim Leave.
  • An employer may not retaliate against an employee for taking time off to serve on a jury. See Jury Duty Leave.
  • An employer may not retaliate against an employee who is required to testify at court, in a grand jury proceeding or in a juvenile court proceeding. See Witness Duty Leave.