Meghan Majernik is Of Counsel in the firm's Cleveland and Columbus offices. Her practice focuses on workplace health and safety as well as general employment litigation. She advises both private and public sector employers regarding various workers’ compensation and employment related issues.
Meghan represents employers on all matters arising from workplace injuries and exposures. She has extensive administrative and court room experience, advocating before the Ohio Industrial Commission, Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, and common pleas, appellate and Ohio Supreme Courts.
She advises and counsels employers regarding general employment and human resource issues such as employee leaves, terminations, and workplace policies.
Meghan also specializes in safety compliance, employee discipline and restructuring, as well as representing employers against claims involving discrimination, harassment, wage and hour, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and wrongful termination allegations.
Meghan has represented an array of businesses including temporary service agencies and companies in the trucking, manufacturing, healthcare, hospitality, construction, and national retail industries.
- Represented an asphalt paving and construction company in a workers compensation action before the Ohio Supreme Court wherein the plaintiff alleged entitlement to workers’ compensation benefits for a psychiatric condition. The court ruled in the defendant/employer’s favor, accepting the defendant’s interpretation of the statutory provision which only provides for the compensation of psychiatric injuries that arise from a compensable physical injury sustained by the plaintiff.
- Represented a truck leasing company in a workers’ compensation action in which the plaintiff asserted entitlement to temporary total disability benefits despite his retirement. The court ruled in the employer’s favor, and denied temporary total disability benefits, finding that the plaintiff did not demonstrate through medical evidence that his departure from the workforce was causally related to his industrial injury.
- Represented a temporary service agency in a workers’ compensation action in which the plaintiff sought temporary total disability benefits. The court ruled in favor of the employer, accepting its argument that the plaintiff was not entitled to such benefits because she voluntarily abandoned her employment with the company when she failed to report for a modified work assignment.
Honors & Leadership
- Ohio State Bar Association
- Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
- Cleveland Marshall Alumni Association
Seminars & Speaking Engagements
- “Bring Your Own Devices - Just Don't Bring Me a Lawsuit"
- “Workers Compensation Crash Course: Dealing With Common Challenges"
- “Everybody Gets a Trophy: Avoiding Performance Management Mistakes"
- Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of LawJ.D. 2002, summa cum laude
- Baldwin Wallace UniversityB.A. 1999, summa cum laude
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
- Supreme Court of Ohio