Federal and state laws prohibit employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, pregnancy or disability. These laws include:
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act
- Americans with Disabilities Act
- Equal Pay Act
- Missouri Human Rights Act
Discrimination is prohibited in all aspects of the employment relationship, including hiring, firing, compensation, job assignments, promotions, demotions, and discipline.
In most cases, employees cannot file a lawsuit based on unlawful discrimination unless they first file a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or an affiliated state agency, such as the Missouri Commission on Human Rights. Because there are strict time limits for filing charges of discrimination, employees who believe that they have been discriminated against by their employers should seek prompt legal advice.
Our attorneys are available on a daily basis to answer questions that employees have about their rights and to help employees pursue their discrimination claims.