On Tuesday, April 19, 2016, I gave a one-hour presentation to Professor Tammy Broaddus’ Introduction to Entrepreneurship class at UMKC’s Bloch School of Management. A surprising number of questions from the audience centered around employment law. For that reason, I’m dedicating my firm’s first blog post to that topic.
Employers cannot discriminate against a person on the basis of a legally protected class — race, religion, color, sex, disability, ancestry, national origin, age, or genetic information. Specifically, they cannot refuse to hire, terminate, or discriminate against — with regard to wages or other terms, conditions, or privileges of employment — a person because of his or her membership in one or more of the aforesaid protected classes. At the state level, employment discrimination claims, also known as charges, are filed with the Kansas Human Rights Commission or the Missouri Commission on Human Rights. At the federal level, employment discrimination claims (also known as charges) are filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
If you need assistance determining whether you have suffered from workplace discrimination, or if you need assistance determining how to handle a workplace discrimination complaint or lawsuit brought against you, please contact me immediately. If I cannot help you, I will do my best to connect you with somebody who can.
Matthew T. Kincaid