Friday, December 17, 2010

Employment Basics

The Missouri Human Rights Act (MHRA), makes it illegal to discriminate in any aspect of employment because of an individual's race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex disability or age (40 through 69) including: hiring and firing; compensation, assignment, or classification of employees; transfer, promotion, layoff, or recall; job advertisements; recruitment; testing; use of the company facilities; training and apprenticeship programs; fringe benefits; pay retirement plans, or disability leave; or other terms and conditions of employment.

Illegal discriminatory practices under the Act also include harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, or age.

Retaliating against an individual for filing a complaint of discrimination, participating in an investigation or hearing, or opposing discriminatory practices; and

Denying employment opportunities to a person because of marriage to, or association with, an individual of a particular race, religion, national origin, or an individual with a disability.

If you think that your rights may have been violated please contact Ryan Paulus at the Paulus Law Firm for your free consultation. Ryan Paulus can be reached at 816.695.5328 or emailed at