Frequently Asked Questions
Honest answers from experienced Medina attorneys
If you are facing any kind of legal issue, you likely have many questions. At Grubb & Associates, LPA, we want to make the process less stressful and overwhelming for you. Our full-service law firm has more than 25 years of combined attorney experience representing individuals as well as small- and medium-sized businesses. We have provided the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions we receive.
Employment and labor law:
- What is workplace discrimination?
- How do I determine if I am eligible for unemployment compensation?
- Do I need legal advice before signing an employment agreement?
- What should I do if I believe I have been hurt by another person's negligence?
- Why do I need a personal injury attorney?
- What constitutes an emotional injury?
Let our Medina attorneys help protect your rights
If you need legal help with a personal injury, small business or employment matter, contact a Medina lawyer who will go the extra mile for you. We provide individual attention paired with ethical, aggressive and knowledgeable representation. Call Grubb & Associates, LPA at 330-236-4864 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. Located five minutes from Medina Square, we are always nearby when you need us.
Employment and labor law:
What is workplace discrimination?
Workplace discrimination may include a broad range of conduct, such as failing to promote an employee because of the employee's age, or paying an employee less because she is a woman. Discrimination includes less favorable treatment or mistreatment due to age, race, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability.
How do I determine if I am eligible for unemployment compensation?
Generally, there are two requirements for unemployment compensation. You must demonstrate that you earned sufficient wages from an employer or were employed for a qualifying length of time. You must also prove that you are out of work through no fault of your own. If you left your job voluntarily or were fired due to willful misconduct, you are not eligible.
Do I need legal advice before signing an employment agreement?
Employment agreements are legally binding contracts, so it is always wise to speak with an attorney before signing anything. Regardless of how straightforward or complex the agreement may seem, an employment attorney can help you protect your rights and understand what you are signing.
When should a business hire an attorney?
It is never too early to contact an attorney. Many people wait until something has gone wrong and they are facing litigation. However, a business attorney can assist you in forming, expanding or selling a business as well. Before making any critical decisions, you should consult a business law attorney to ensure that you are in compliance with legal requirements and are taking full advantage of your legal options.
How do I begin starting my own business?
An individual starting a business should consult with an attorney and a tax professional in order to determine the best organization to form. Every type of business, whether it be a limited liability corporation, corporation or partnership, has its own specific benefits that can make a difference in tax liability and corporate requirements. It is best to discuss your goals with an attorney in order to find the entity that suits your particular needs.
What should I do if I believe I have been injured by another person’s negligence?
The first thing you should do is seek medical attention. Once you or your loved one has received the proper care, contact an attorney. If you believe this injury occurred due to someone else’s negligence or recklessness, it is important to protect your right to obtain full compensation. Do not discuss details of your case with others or sign anything without first speaking with an attorney.
Why do I need a personal injury attorney?
When you have been hurt as a result of another person’s actions, the offender’s insurance company will quickly try to close the matter by offering you what they believe is a generous settlement. While you may still be reeling from the injury, a personal injury attorney can protect your rights and ensure that you get the full amount of compensation you are entitled to.
What constitutes an emotional injury?
Emotional injuries are a legally recognized form of damage, inflicted by one person onto another. Examples of emotional injuries include slander, defamation of character, emotional distress, invasion of privacy and harassment.
What qualifies as a work-related injury?
Any injury suffered while on the job constitutes a work-related injury if the injury required medical treatment and prevented you from returning to your job. Injuries vary in terms of severity but can include harm caused by repetitive motion, a severe accident or exposure to toxic chemicals.
Can I be fired for filing a workers compensation claim?
Absolutely not. As long as you have a medical professional verifying that you are legitimately injured, your employer is legally prohibited from retaliating against you in any way.