Defending Employers And Their Employees In Discrimination And Harassment Cases
Employees are protected from discrimination and harassment by a complex network of federal, state and local laws. Each case is extremely fact specific, and there are almost always key fact disputes in these cases. We regularly represent Kansas and Missouri employers and their employees in cases alleging the following:
- Sexual harassment
- Sex discrimination
- Gender stereotype discrimination
- Age discrimination
- Race discrimination
- Color discrimination
- National origin discrimination
- Religious discrimination
- Disability discrimination
- Discrimination based on military status
- Hostile work environment
- Wrongful discharge
- Constructive discharge
We often represent employers even before a lawsuit is filed, while the allegations are under investigation by an investigative agency (such as the EEOC, MCHR, and/or KHRC). As information divulged at the administrative stage can have an impact on the ultimate issues at play in the lawsuit, we work collaboratively with the employer to ensure a thorough investigation of the underlying allegations to quickly identify and present the strongest defense possible. Where applicable, we defend claims pursuant to a business EPLI policy, working with the employer’s insurer to effectively manage the litigation.
We Aim To Free Employers To Focus On Their Businesses
We strive to handle all aspects of litigation, so as to allow an employer to focus on its core business. In these cases – where the reason for an employment decision is often multifaceted and complex – we devote substantial time to understanding both our clients’ businesses and what they need from their employees.
Let Us Defend Your Interests
Call 816-897-6548 or complete an online inquiry form to request a consultation with one of our employment defense lawyers about the defense of your organization or a business that you insure in the face of a discrimination or harassment claim.