Gallagher Sharp LLP

  • Established in 1912
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Gallagher Sharp has extensive experience representing officers, directors, employers, managers, and employees in employment matters in federal, state, and bankruptcy courts, and in administrative proceedings. We defend and advise clients in matters alleging violations of state and federal laws, including:

  • Discrimination, harassment and retaliation in violation of Title VII and the Ohio Civil Rights Statute, R.C. §4112, including disparate impact, disparate treatment, and hostile work environment
  • Americans with Disabilities Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Older Workers’ Benefit Protection Act
  • Fair Labor Standards Act and Ohio’s Wage and Hour Statute
  • Wrongful discharge in violation of public policy
  • Retaliation under the Bankruptcy Code
  • Retaliation under Ohio’s Workers’ Compensation Act
  • Retaliation under the Federal Railway Safety Act
  • Promissory estoppel and breach of contract
  • Violations of federal, state, and common law “whistle-blower” protections, including Ohio’s Whistleblower Statute and AIR21
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Negligent hiring and retention
  • Breach and enforcement of employment contracts containing non-compete, non-solicitation, confidentiality and trade secret protection provisions

Central to Gallagher Sharp’s representation is our provision of risk management services to employers on issues such as:

  • Wage, hour and overtime
  • Record keeping/retention
  • Discipline and termination
  • FMLA leave
  • ADA accommodations
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Employee Handbooks
  • Job descriptions
  • Employer and management education
  • Progressive disciplinary procedures
  • Employment contracts, including non-competition, non-solicitation, confidentiality and trade secret protection provisions
  • Termination and severance agreements

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4.7/5.0 (47 reviews)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Review for Richard C.O. Rezie by a Associate/Assistant General Counsel on 06/20/13 in Appellate Practice

    I practiced with Mr. Rezie for almost ten years before I left the firm for an in-house counsel position. In the time that we worked together, Mr. Rezie was an invaluable asset to me and others at Gallagher Sharp and I often sought his opinion and ad... Read more

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    I practiced with Mr. Rezie for almost ten years before I left the firm for an in-house counsel position. In the time that we worked together, Mr. Rezie was an invaluable asset to me and others at Gallagher Sharp and I often sought his opinion and advice. Mr. Rezie is a very skilled appellate lawyer and provides exemplary representation to his clients. I highly recommend Mr. Rezie. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Review for Richard C.O. Rezie by a Principal on 06/01/13 in Civil Litigation

    I co-counseled a case with Richard a few years ago. I found him to be an exceptional, hard-working and skilled advocate. He obtained an outstanding result for our mutual client.

    I co-counseled a case with Richard a few years ago. I found him to be an exceptional, hard-working and skilled advocate. He obtained an outstanding result for our mutual client. Read less

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Diversity

Gallagher Sharp believes that there is strength in diversity and inclusion. Our commitment to diversity is reflected in how we recruit, hire, promote, and evaluate personnel. We seek those with diverse backgrounds and perspectives and the qualities and qualifications to serve our clients.

We achieve diversity through multiple initiatives, including:

  • Recruitment, retention, and inclusion. Gallagher Sharp not only strives to recruit and hire diverse attorneys and staff but also maintains practices for retention and inclusion.
  • Advancement opportunities. Gallagher Sharp has a Diversity Committee that fosters an environment of diversity and inclusion where everyone has an opportunity to advance and excel.
  • Education. Gallagher Sharp is developing its workforce by including diversity education and training.
  • Community involvement. Gallagher Sharp is active in professional and community organizations and outreach programs that promote and support diversity and inclusion.
  • Commitment.¬†Gallagher Sharp has filed an Affirmative Action Plan which has been approved by the State of Ohio.

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