Monthly Archives: June 2021


First Law Enforcement Civil Jury Defense Verdict Since the Pandemic

FDAR attorneys Angelica Jarmusz and Daniel Downey recently secured a unanimous jury verdict in favor of Brown County Officers in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. The case arose when Brown County Corrections Officer Schadle discovered inmate Zachary Goldson dead in his cell, hanging from a bed sheet. Prior to [...]

2021-06-28T15:14:27-04:00June 28th, 2021|Homepage News, Latest News, Trial Successes|

Texas Federal Court Permits Employer Vaccine-Mandates and What That Could Mean for Ohio Employers

On June 12, 2021, a federal court in Texas, applying the state’s at-will employment laws, ruled that a hospital could require its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.  At trial, the employees raised two causes of action. First, the employees asserted that if they were terminated for refusing the vaccine, it would constitute wrongful termination [...]

2021-06-22T13:39:06-04:00June 22nd, 2021|Newsletter|

Federal Agencies’ Guidance on Employer-Sponsored Vaccination Programs

To date, approximately five million Ohioans have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.  Many employers are eager to have employees vaccinated and return to work, but vaccination opportunities for employees are often limited because vaccinations appointments are often restricted to “business” hours.  Some employers are also considering the merits of mandatory vaccination [...]

2021-06-23T12:25:04-04:00June 22nd, 2021|Newsletter|

Can Employers Require COVID-19 Vaccinations for Employees? Ohio Pending Legislation Update

As of June 23, 2021, there are three pending bills in the Ohio legislature that would effectively ban mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations.  While all three bills, H.B. 248, S.B. 169, and S.B. 350, would practically prohibit COVID-19 vaccination requirements by public and private employers, they are different in scope and implementation.  A summary of the three [...]

2021-06-22T13:31:54-04:00June 22nd, 2021|Newsletter|