Robert F. Croskery, Esq. and
Melinda E.Knisley, Esq., Partners

Croskery Law OfficesAttorneys at Law

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Workplace Drama and the Law, Comments by Melinda E. Knisley

Managers Don't Like Intermittent FMLA Leave

If you or a close family member have a serious health condition and meet the eligibility requirements of the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), you may be eligible for intermittent leave from work.   Intermittent leave can be taken a day at a time or even an hour at a time, if properly certified. Since the eligible employee is entitled to up to 12 weeks of leave, taking it in small time increments can allow an employee
to stretch the 12 weeks over the entire year of eligibility.

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Recent Courtroom Successes

We have been pleased to have won our last five employment law trials in Hamilton County (2)  Butler County (2), Warren County (1).  Juries in this region seem to appreciate that employees have the right to be free of sexual harassment, not to be fired for refusing to serve a drunk, and not to be retaliated against for complaining of sexual harassment.

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Gays and Lesbians have rights in the Workplace, Too

Melinda E. Knisley and Croskery Law Offices have been representing victims of discrimination and wrongdoing in the workplace for more than 10 years. In many jurisdictions, gays and lesbians have no special protections in the workplace and can be fired at will simply for their sexual orientation. However, in the City of Cincinnati, an ordinance was passed to make it unlawful for employers to discriminate against people based upon their sexual orientation.

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Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault Can Cause Intense Emotional Distress

Melinda E. Knisley is a lawyer who has been representing victims of sexual harassment and sexual assault for many years. Melinda has counseled so many victims and listened to their stories that she has noticed a unique pattern of responses shared by most of her clients.

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Representing Clients at No Cost

Croskery Law Offices and Melinda E. Knisley Represent Clients Without Requiring Any Money or Payment Up Front, until we Collect from the Defendant.

Melinda E. Knisley has been practicing employment law for more than 25 years. For the first 16 years, Melinda mainly represented the employer. For the last 9 years, Melinda and her partner Rob Croskery have been representing victims of sexual harassment and sexual assault, as well as victims of other kinds of discrimination such as age, race, disability,etc.

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Many Victims of Sexual Harassment and Sexual Abuse Prefer a Female Attorney

Melinda E. Knisley is a lawyer who has been representing victims of discrimination in the workplace for many years. She also has represented many victims of non-workplace sexual assault, such as assault by a dentist, a doctor, an accountant or by a customer in bar, etc. Melinda is often sought out by clients who are very embarrassed to discuss the details of what happened to them.

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Building a Sexual Harassment Case

Melinda E. Knisley has been representing victims of sexual harassment for many years. All too often, potential clients call Melinda AFTER they have either quit or been fired, due to the harassment or for complaining about the harassment. At this point, it is often a “he said, she said” type of case with little evidence to support the victim’s claims other than the victim’s own testimony.

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Workplace Romances and Sexual Harassment

Melinda E. Knisley has been representing victims of sexual harassment for many years. Melinda has handled a category of cases that include women who have been pressured by a superior into having a sexual relationship with their boss.

Perhaps the relationship was truly consensual when it started out. It is often hard to say, because there is always inherent pressure for a subordinate employee to go along with her boss’ sexual advances in order to remain employed. In addition to that, the subordinate employee may experience tremendous employment benefits for submitting to her boss’ advances.

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