October 2017 Archives

Is the fight for $15 in trouble?

You may have heard of the Fight for $15 in Missouri. This nationwide movement is trying to change minimum wage in the country to $15 an hour. There has always been concern from those opposing the movement that it would raise the cost of living and put smaller businesses in bad financial situations. According to Forbes, these concerns are becoming a reality in some places and making the future of Fight for $15 uncertain.

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.

Can a compliment be sexual harassment?

Sexual harassment is a complex subject. What one person may see as harassment, another may not. However, what really matters is that everyone is comfortable with a situation. If even one person feels uncomfortable or upset, then it could be seen as harassment, which is illegal in every Missouri workplace.

Do you have a wrongful termination claim?

If your Missouri employer terminated you for a reason you believe violated your rights, you may be wondering if you have grounds for a wrongful termination claim. Missouri is an at-will employment state, which means that your employer can fire you at any time, and for almost any reason. There are, however, some exceptions to concept of at-will employment, and if your employer takes certain actions, you may be able to hold the party accountable.

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