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What constitutes age discrimination?

You may experience many different types of discrimination in a Missouri workplace. Sometimes, you may not even be aware that you were discriminated against. If you are treated unfairly due to a specific characteristic you possess, then that is discrimination. One such protected area is age, but age discrimination is not always clear. Not all age ranges are protected under federal law, which can is only part of why it can be a little confusing. It helps to become familiar with the law and the specifics of what constitutes age discrimination, so you can be aware of your own rights.

What types of evidence is used to prove discrimination?

While you probably are well aware that you are protected against discrimination based on your gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity or disability in Missouri, you may not be clear on how you can prove such discrimination occurred. According to the Department of Justice, there are three main types of evidence that is used to prove discrimination claims.

Are political views protected by discrimination laws?

There are many types of discrimination you are protected against when it comes to employment. You cannot be fired for being a certain gender or race. Your employer cannot take adverse actions against you specifically because you are a member of a certain relgiion or because of your sexual orientation. However, not everything you do is protected. Your political affliation, for the most part, is not a protected class under state or federal employment laws in Missouri. 

Do discrimination laws protect transgender employees?

If you are a Missouri resident and someone who identifies as transgender, you may have concerns about the president’s recent statements about transgendered people in the military and how they might affect other aspects of your life. Discrimination of transgender people in the workplace is a very real problem across the United States, and the lack of a clear federal ruling on the matter tends to further complicate matters.

Workplace discrimination victims in Missouri to face new hurdles

Missourians who are let go from their jobs for what they believe are discriminatory reasons may soon face additional hurdles, now that the governor has signed legislation that limits their options as far as legal recourse. According to St. Louis Public Radio, the controversial bills is to take effect Aug. 28, 2017, which has the leader of the Missouri NAACP encouraging those who are victims of discrimination to file suit before it does.

How Missouri protects victims of age discrimination

As someone between the ages of 40 and 70 who makes a living in Missouri, you have certain protections at the state level that exist in addition to federal protections such as the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. At Hollingshead & Dudley Trial Lawyers, we have a comprehensive understanding of the Missouri Human Rights Act and how it protects workers like you, and we have considerable experience representing clients who are victims of age discrimination in the workplace.

Discrimination protections for pregnant women in the workplace

As an expectant Missouri mother and a member of the workforce, you have certain rights, and one of them includes the right to a workplace free from discrimination relating to your condition. At Hollingshead & Dudley Trial Lawyers, we have a firm understanding of what constitutes pregnancy discrimination in the workplace, and we have advocated on behalf of many clients who have experienced this type of unlawful discrimination on the job.

With discrimination claims and fired leaders, Fox News in hot seat

Did Fox News break securities law when it paid out settlements to alleged sexual harassment victims but labeled it as "salary and compensation"? It seems that is at least one topic of the ongoing federal investigation into the controversial news giant.

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