Employment Discrimination

Simply put, you work hard for your money. Taking care of yourself and the people you love doesn't come without rolling up your sleeves and doing what has to be done to provide. In an age where entitled mentalities seem to be running rampant where careers are concerned, you should be applauded for the effort you put forth day in and day out — and most likely without the applause and appreciation you truly deserve. The last thing you should have to worry about when you go to work is discrimination. While it may be scary to stand up for yourself, the fact of the matter is that you don't have to be afraid because there's a legal standard your employer must uphold.

What Missouri Law Says About Employment Discrimination

Because of The Missouri Human Rights Act, it's against the law to discriminate at any stage of employment because of someone's race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability or age. This list isn't exhaustive, but it includes:

  • Whether or not a person is hired or fired
  • How a person is compensated or classified
  • If a person is transferred to another position, promoted, or laid off
  • Recruitment techniques
  • The types of testing a person may be required to take
  • How a company's facilities are used by people
  • Retaliation tactics

You don’t have to tolerate discrimination at work.

We Can Help

How Playter Litigation Attorneys Can Help with Your Employment Discrimination Claim

You don't have to cower to the bullying of employment discrimination. If you believe you were discriminated against during the hiring process, on the job, or when you were let go, we can help. We take on several types of employment discrimination cases, such as wrongful termination, gender discrimination, and sexual harassment. 

  • Wrongful Termination - Missouri is an at-will state, which means employees can be let go for any reason at any time. However, there are still some reasons for terminating someone that are considered illegal, and discrimination is one of them. In addition to the reasons mentioned above, this also includes pregnancy and returning to work after taking leave.
  • Gender Discrimination - If you were the target of slurs, stereotyping, or epithets either verbally or in a written manner that involved your gender, then you may have a gender discrimination suit.
  • Sexual Harassment - Unwanted sexual advances are the most common type of sexual harassment, but it doesn't stop there. It can also include situations in which an employee's condition of employment, including promotion, is based on whether or not they perform certain sexual acts.

Lee’s Summit Employment Discrimination Attorneys

If you were subject to employment discrimination in the Lee's Summit, Missouri area, attorneys Chris Playter and Eric Playter can help diffuse the situation. Whether you faced sexual harassment, gender discrimination, or wrongful termination, they're here to make sure you have fair litigation and will work hard for you to receive the justice you deserve. Schedule a consultation with Playter Litigation Lawyers today.