The Ohio Fair Employment Practice Law prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, military status, national origin, disability, age, and ancestry, unless a protected characteristic is required in order to perform the job in question, i.e., is a bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ).
In addition, employers are prohibited from using any employment application, or printing or circulating any statement, advertisement, or publication that indicates any discriminatory limitation or specification. The law covers all public employers and private employers with four or more employees (OH Rev. Code Sec. 4112.01 et seq.).