What Is Employment Discrimination?

In Missouri, state and federal law prohibits discrimination against current and prospective employees on the basis of certain factors. Here are some common examples of discrimination:

  • Racial discrimination
  • Skin color discrimination
  • Gender discrimination
  • Pregnancy discrimination
  • Sexual orientation discrimination
  • Age discrimination
  • Disability status discrimination
  • National origin discrimination

Illegal discrimination in the workplace can take many forms, including:

  • Refusal to hire a qualified job candidate
  • Terminating or demoting a worker
  • Paying a worker less
  • Failing to promote a worker, or denying them training
  • Sexually harassing a worker

Donner Applewhite represents businesses and workers in employment discrimination litigation. The firm’s attorneys bring years of experience and dedicated advocacy to their clients’ cases.

Charges of employment discrimination are potentially very serious, especially when they allege a pattern of behavior affecting several workers and job candidates. Donner Applewhite has represented both employees and employers in discrimination litigation. The firm’s attorneys are highly capable of making a compelling case on behalf of their clients and seeking a positive solution in negotiations or in court.

Sexual harassment in the workplace can take two forms: offering benefits to the employee in exchange for sexual favors, or creating a hostile work environment through demeaning or sexually charged comments or material. Donner Applewhite works to resolve its clients’ sexual harassment cases as fairly as possible.

Find Out More About Discrimination Law. Call Donner Applewhite, Attorneys at Law.

Donner Applewhite offers free initial consultations with no obligation and takes all of its employment discrimination cases solely on a contingency fee basis. This means that there is no upfront cost as the attorneys’ fees are paid by the defendants in a verdict or settlement. This reduces the risk to plaintiffs and makes it easier to pursue a rightful claim.

Donner Applewhite offers free initial consultations. To schedule an appointment, please call the firm at 314-656-8544, or send an email via the Contact page. The firm serves all of St. Louis County and speaks both English and Russian.