Vincent J. Tersigni is a Principal in the Cleveland, Ohio, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Mr. Tersigni focuses exclusively on representing employers in both the public and private sectors in labor and employment law matters.
His experience includes employment discrimination, non-competition litigation, wage and hour, unemployment compensation, civil rights, union negotiations, arbitrations, union elections, State Employment Relations Board (SERB), National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) matters.
A significant part of Mr. Tersigni's practice involves advising employers regarding compliance with state and federal employment laws, preventing labor-related disputes, whistleblower claims, and implementing effective personnel policies. He also defends employers in employment litigation before state and federal agencies.
Mr. Tersigni is certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a specialist in labor and employment law.
Mr. Tersigni is a frequent lecturer on labor and employment law topics for state and local bar associations, human resource organizations, and chambers of commerce. He has spoken on topics such the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, drug testing, sexual harassment, employment at-will, wage and hour, union avoidance, personnel policies, among others.
Mr. Tersigni has authored articles on labor and employment law issues which have appeared in multiple publications, including the Akron Beacon Journal, Smart Business, Midwest In-House, Business First, Crain's Cleveland Business, and The Examiner Magazine.
Outside of his law practice, Mr. Tersigni is active in various community organizations.
Honors and Recognitions
•American Lawyer Media, Top Rated Lawyer in Health Care (2013)
•Inside Business Magazine, Northeast Ohio Leading Lawyer in labor and employment law (2002-present)
Pro Bono and Community Involvement
•Alzheimer's Association, Greater East Ohio Area Chapter
•Family Services/Greenleaf Family Center
•Rockynol Retirement Community
•Urban Vision, Inc.
March 27, 2013
Ohio Law Does Not Prohibit Workplace Harassment Based on Sexual Orientation, Ohio Court Rules
March 27, 2013
An employee's claim of sexual orientation harassment is not viable under the Ohio Civil Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination because of sex, the Ohio Court of Appeals has ruled. Inskeep v. Western Res. Transit Auth., 2013-Ohio-897 (Ohio Ct. App. Mar. 8, 2013). Ohio law prohibits employment discrimination “because