Discrimination is not acceptable in the workplace. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as well as comparable state laws, prohibit all forms of discrimination in the workplace.
The attorneys at Lear Werts have a detailed understanding of both Federal and Missouri harassment laws, including violations of Title VII, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Missouri Human Rights Act. We can help if you believe you have been subjected to any form of discrimination, including these:

  • Sex discrimination
  • Age discrimination
  • Race discrimination
  • Disability discrimination
  • Religious discrimination
  • Pregnancy Discrimination
  • Retaliation because you filed a claim

What the laws protect

Federal and local discrimination laws cover all employer practices relating to employees and potential employees. Discrimination can occur during any of these situations:

  • When you apply for a job
  • If you are treated or paid differently from other employees at the same level during employment
  • If you are passed up for promotion when qualified
  • If you have been terminated

The attorneys at Lear Werts will listen to your situation and help determine if discrimination may have been the cause of unfair treatment.

How complaints can be filed

Your Lear Werts attorney can help determine which filing method would be most beneficial to you:

  • Administrative filing: 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).
  • State court filing: 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 attorney will be able to advise you on which course is in your best interest, and assist you with the process.

Call Lear Werts LLP for a free initial consultation

If you believe you have been discriminated against when applying for a job or during employment, contact the Missouri employee rights lawyers at 573-875-1991 (or toll free 877-875-1991), or contact us online to arrange for a complementary consultation about your situation.