Bill has been with RCO since 1988 and focuses his practice on employment law and civil litigation. Bill serves clients ranging from Fortune 500 manufacturing companies to local businesses and nonprofit entities. He offers clients pragmatic and candid advice regarding all aspects of the employer/employee relationship and business related litigation.
Bill also defends employer interests before various administrative agencies which have oversight authority over employment issues, including the Department of Labor (DOL), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the Ohio Civil Rights Commission (OCRC), the State Employment Relations Board (SERB), the Ohio Department of Commerce, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS), the Unemployment Compensation Review Commission (UCRC), and the Ohio Industrial Commission.
The University of Toledo College of Law, J.D., 1988
University of Pittsburgh, B.A., 1984
United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Past Board Memberships include:
Ohio State University Extension Advisory Council, Hancock County (2010-Present)
Ohio State Bar Association
Toledo Bar Association
Findlay/Hancock County Bar Association
Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorney
Society for Human Resource Management
Findlay Area Human Resource Association
Toledo Area Human Resource Association
Employer client terminated an employee’s employment for poor performance. The ex-employee then sued the employer alleging that his termination was wrongfully based on his disability and the employer’s perception that he was an individual with a disability.
Our client did not want to settle this case because they believed that the termination was just. Though a review of the former employee’s medical records could have identified an actual disability, we were able to establish that the disability in question was not a factor in the termination. Extensive client testimony also demonstrated that the employer’s concerns about the employee’s work performance did not amount to a perceived disability.
The jury returned a verdict for the employer client on all claims for relief.
I am originally from Findlay, Ohio and have called northwestern Ohio home my entire life. I am a second generation lawyer. My father, Paul D. Beach, served as the Hancock County, Ohio Probate Judge in the 1950’s and 60’s and practiced law in Findlay, Ohio until 1988. I grew up working on the family farm where I bailed a lot of hay and helped raise cattle, hogs, and horses.
I had the privilege of playing on the University of Pittsburgh football teams that went to four straight bowl games and achieved the No. 1 ranking in the country during each of my first three years. I now spend my non-working hours watching my daughter play college volleyball and my two sons compete in football, basketball, and track.