Strauss Troy’s Theresa Nelson Featured Speaker In Ohio Bar Webinar

Strauss Troy Shareholder Theresa Nelson will be a featured speaker at an Ohio State Bar Association webinar on March 24, titled “Putting Intent Into Ohio’s Employment Intentional Tort.”

For decades, Ohio’s employment “intentional tort” claim wasn’t really intentional. Rather, the General Assembly and the Supreme Court kicked various iterations and interpretations back and forth, all of which involved some form of intent but not actual specific intent. In 2005, the General Assembly rewrote R.C. 2745.01 to change the game to be one of actual intent. The Supreme Court of Ohio has emphatically supported – and enforced – that change while some lower courts apply some version of the old law. This webinar will review the current state of this important claim, discuss recent decisions interpreting it, and examine strategic considerations for bringing and defending the claim.

Speakers for the seminar are William Nolan and Theresa Nelson. This seminar is approved for 1.0 Specialty CLE hour toward OSBA Labor & Employment Law Certification.

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Theresa Nelson’s practice focuses on representing and defending clients in complex labor & employment, commercial litigation, and general civil litigation. She represents clients in employment-related disputes including wage and hour, harassment, discrimination, disability accommodation (ADA), FMLA, wrongful or retaliatory discharge, breach of contract, restrictive covenants and intellectual property disputes.