When an employee believes he or she has been unfairly treated in the workplace, it is important to realize that he or she has methods of recourse on both the local and federal level.
According to the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations:
The Missouri Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination in housing, employment, and places of public accommodations based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, age (in employment only), and familial status (in housing only). The Act also makes it unlawful to retaliate against an individual for filing a complaint of discrimination, testifying or assisting in an investigation, or proceeding under the Act. Additionally, the Act protects individuals against discrimination on the basis of their association with a person in a protected category.
On the federal level, Title 7 of the Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination against an individual because of his or her association with another individual of a particular race, color, religion, sex or national origin.
When an employee believes he or she has faced discriminatory action, he or she must submit a complaint to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Once a letter is submitted, he or she has a limited amount of time to file suit. This process is very fact and rule intensive and must follow a specific process to file a cause of action. As such, it is critical to partner with a lawyer who deeply understands the process and can help ideally file a complaint and suit.
St. Charles Employment Discrimination Attorney Serving St. Charles and Surrounding Region
We at The Lake Law Firm are able bring more than 50 years of combined legal experience to help you stand up against an employer and obtain compensation if you have faced discriminatory action. We are able to work with clients at all stages of the process, from the initial drafting of the formal complaint through to negotiation, mediation and when necessary, litigation.
It is important to note that these issues are very time sensitive and often require early and decisive action to arrive at an ideal outcome.
To discuss any Missouri employment law issue in an initial consultation with one of our St. Louis discrimination attorneys, call 314-863-0077 or e-mail the firm.