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Welcome to The Law Offices of Melanie Miguel-Courtad
Melanie Miguel-Courtad is a labor and employment law certified specialist who is committed to the representation of individuals who have been wronged by their employers. Whether an individual has been injured at work, the victim of unlawful termination, the victim of discriminatory harassment, or was denied overtime, leave or benefits, she will ensure that you receive the highest quality of representation.
The Law Offices of Melanie Miguel-Courtad, LLC is a firm dedicated to assisting individuals with all of their employment needs. From workers’ Compensation to wrongful termination Ms. Miguel-Courtad will ensure you the quality representation that you deserve.
Who We Are
Melanie Miguel-Courtad has been representing individuals in workers’ compensation claims and discrimination claims for 22 years. She has owned and operated the Law Offices of Melanie Miguel-Courtad since 2002. Her office has personal contact with each and every client. This ensures that YOU as the client gets the attention YOU deserve. Ms. Miguel-Courtad advocates for her clients and personally handles all of her clients’ hearings and court dates. When you hire Melanie Miguel-Courtad to represent you then you will know it will be Melanie Miguel-Courtad who you will talk to and who will handle your case.
She has handled thousands of cases in front of the Industrial Commission of Ohio. She also has a very active practice in workers’ compensation appeals to court and goes to trial on several cases per year. She represents clients in front of the EEOC and OCRC and Unemployment Compensation Review Commission. Her employment practice consists of filing lawsuits in Common Pleas Court and Federal Court. She has the experience you need to get results.
Our Practice Areas
Melanie Miguel-Courtad has extensive experience in handling workers’ compensation claims. Not only has she handled claims that are filed administratively before the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation but has presented many cases in Court to a jury trial.
There are many instances in which it is unlawful for an employer to take retaliatory action against an employee. Common forms of illegal retaliation include when the employee is:
What is the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)? It is a Federal Law that permits certain employees to take off up to 12 weeks of work with a guarantee of job restoration if the employee returns to work within the allotted time.
Most employees who work overtime at their jobs are protected under the Fair Labor Standards Act and Ohio Laws. Employees who work over 40 hours in a workweek are generally required to pay their employee at a rate of at least one and one-half times their regular rate. The law exempts certain employees who meet certain legal requirements.
“Melanie Miguel-Courtad is an amazing Labor and Employment law attorney. She takes pride in her work and is a true professional. She has represented me successfully in several cases. I put my complete trust and confidence in Melanie Miguel-Courtad”…..J. Johnson
SUPER LAWYER 2008-2012
MELANIE MIGUEL-COURTAD WAS NAMED FOR FIVE CONSECUTIVE YEARS BY OHIO SUPER LAWYERS MAGAZINE AS ONE OF THE TOP ATTORNEYS IN OHIO.
MELANIE MIGUEL-COURTAD HAS BEEN CERTIFIED BY THE OHIO STATE BAR ASSOCIATION AS A SPECIALIST IN LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW.
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614 Superior Ave., West
Rockefeller Building, 15th Floor
Cleveland, OH 44113
To Protect the Rights of the Injured