As with most lawsuits, the difference between winning and losing a case of employment discrimination is the evidence. No matter how severe the discrimination or harassment, if you have no evidence or witnesses to prove your case, you’re asking a jury to make a decision largely based on “he said, she said” testimony. Although mediators, judges, or jurors will sometimes believe your story without other evidence, the more evidence you can show them, the greater the likelihood you will succeed. The question is: how do you prove your case? Continue reading
Many individuals around the nation are regretting their decisions to post on social media and the rest of us should take note. Employers are now attempting to access the social media accounts of potential employees in the hiring process, Universities are using social media to weed out applicants, and social media is being used by all parties in lawsuits. The focus of this article is to warn of the dangers of posting that photo, status update, or comment while in the midst of a lawsuit. Continue reading
When a Missouri employee hears the phrase “At-Will,” they often assume that they can be terminated for any reason whatsoever. To be “At-Will” simply means that an employee or employer may terminate the employment relationship at any time, except in cases where there is a contract for employment or union contract, discrimination, or the employee has other legal protections. Continue reading
Many times, individuals who have suffered discrimination, harassment, or other unfair practices by their employer do not know where to begin in seeking a resolution to their problems. Often, victims of employment discrimination wait until they feel they have exhausted all of their options before they ever consider contacting a lawyer. Some think they can’t afford an attorney; others think they can do it themselves; some are afraid of retaliation, particularly if they’re still employed by the employer who has discriminated against them; and others just hate dealing with lawyers. However, by doing so, they sometimes hurt their case and hinder their ability to force their employer to follow the law. So, the short answer is: you should get an attorney as soon as possible.
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