All of Walter | Haverfield’s Education Law attorneys are well-versed in the labor and employment issues that face public school districts. This experience includes handling a myriad of personnel issues, such as hiring, firing, evaluation, corrective action counseling and internal investigations. We have also successfully handled numerous arbitrations involving employee discipline and contract interpretation challenges. Additionally, our attorneys assist districts with processing grievances and consult on the interpretation and application of collective bargaining agreements.

Our attorneys also counsel districts regarding compliance with various federal, state and local employment and civil rights laws, including the FLSA, FMLA, Title VII, Title IX, the ADA and the Ohio Civil Rights Act. In addition to general counseling, we represent school districts before administrative agencies, such as the EEOC and OCRC, and in state and federal court when employment claims are filed.



Our team’s experience includes:

  • Representation of school districts in proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Ohio Civil Rights Commission with respect to claims of race, sex, age, gender and disability discrimination.
  • Representation of clients in federal court involving claims of race, sex, age, gender and disability discrimination.
  • Representation of school districts in teacher termination and discipline proceedings.
  • Representation of school districts in proceedings regarding discipline and termination of classified employees.
  • Counsels clients regarding compliance with the state and federal employment-related laws, including Chapter 4112 of the Ohio Revised Code, Title VII, ADA, FMLA, FLSA, and ADEA.