As Missouri employment lawyers, Lear Werts LLP represents workers who have been discriminated against, harassed, wrongfully terminated, or denied employment in violation of state or federal civil rights laws. The firm’s attorneys can also handle Jones Act claims for employees (including deck hands and crew members) injured on barges or other ships, as well as Federal Employer’s Liability Act (FELA) claims and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) claims.
If you feel you have been treated unfairly or are having trouble collecting compensation you deserve, please contact the firm and make arrangements for a free consultation with one of our lawyers.
A discrimination complaint can be pursued through the administrative process at the Missouri Commission on Human Rights (MCHR) or the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). It may be to your benefit to take your case directly to the state court, which requires obtaining a Right to Sue Letter (RTS) from the MCHR and/or the EEOC. An employment lawyer will be able to advise you on which course is in your best interest, and assist you with the process.
Employment discrimination cases, which each Lear Werts employment lawyer in Columbia, MO is prepared to handle, involve violations of Title VII, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the Missouri Human Rights Act where a worker is subjected to:
The firm’s employment lawyers handle harassment cases including sexual harassment, religious harassment, and all other types of harassment. For more information regarding sexual harassment, please review our site’s Sexual Harassment Information or Page.)
Additionally, the firm’s attorneys handle claims involving wrongful or retaliatory discharge on the basis of gender, age, race, disability, religious beliefs, filing a Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) claim or workers’ compensation claim, and reporting illegal conduct or cooperating with a government investigation (Qui Tam).
If you believe you have been discriminated against, harassed, wrongfully denied employment, passed up for promotion, or wrongfully discharged, and would like to speak with one of our employment lawyers, contact Lear Werts LLP to arrange for a complimentary consultation about your situation. While our offices are located in Columbia, MO, Lear Werts LLP attorneys provide legal services to clients throughout Missouri’s state and federal courts.
To learn more about the rights that a Missouri employee has in the workplace, please see the Additional Information below.