Employment

The following Employment and Workers’ Comp case summaries are examples of some of our recent successes for our clients

$1.3 Million Judgment for Age Discrimination

In 2013, a new superintendent was hired in the Hickman Mill​s C-1​ S​chool ​District and ​shortly thereafter the District terminated the contracts of all of the secondary principals and assistant principals​ without good cause, including Siro Smith Dickson client, Dr. Bill Scully.

Although all the principals and assistant principals were told they would have a fair […]

Rik Siro Selected for 23rd Edition of Best Lawyers in America

The partners and staff at Siro Smith Dickson would like to congratulate our managing partner, Rik N. Siro, for being selected for inclusion in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. He is being recognized in the practice areas of: Employment Law – Individuals and Litigation – Labor and Employment. Rik was previously included in the 21st […]

Rik Siro Named “Lawyer of the Year”

Best Lawyers®, the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named Rik Siro as Kansas City’s 2016 “Lawyer of the Year” in the practice area focused on Employment Law–Individuals.

This significant honor results from “exhaustive peer-review assessments” and reflects the high level of respect Rik has earned from other top lawyers in the same practice area. Only a […]

$5M Settlement in Human Rights Act Claim

Siro Smith Dickson negotiate $5,000,000 settlement in a Missouri Human Rights Act claim for age and sex discrimination

In the case of Linda Ardese v. Kansas City Southern Railroad, Siro Smith Dickson negotiated a $5,000,000 settlement shortly before the case was set to go to trial.

Due to the railroad’s serious misconduct during pre-trial discovery and […]

TransAm Truck Drivers Class Action Lawsuit

Class members who have opted in to this lawsuit for unpaid minimum wages must complete the linked questionnaire no later than August 15, 2016.

If you worked as a “Leased Driver” for TransAm Trucking and you were classified as an independent contractor and leased a truck through TransAm Leasing, this lawsuit may affect your rights.
Siro […]

$1.1 Million Judgment Against MoDOT for Employment Discrimination

A jury awarded our client Deanna McClurg $350,000 in compensatory, and $500,000 in punitive damages in an age and sex discrimination case against her former employer, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT). The case was filed and tried in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri.

Ms. McClurg worked for MoDOT for over 29 years.  She started […]

Rik Siro Selected for Best Lawyers in America

We would like to congratulate our managing partner Rik N. Siro on having been selected for inclusion in the 21st Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of: Employment Law – Individuals and Litigation – Labor and Employment.

Best Lawyers is one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession. […]

$750,000 Settlement For Former Kansas City Employee

Our client was a more than 17 year employee with the City of Kansas City, Missouri.  She was an excellent employee with no legitimate complaints about her performance and always had high performance evaluations.  She was removed from her position as an Assistant Director in the Water Department in an alleged reorganization that only impacted her job, […]

$500,000 Jury Verdict in KCPS Whistle-blower Case

Our client was a 19 year employee of the Kansas City Public Schools, with a spotless record serving as the Purchasing Director. During the final year of his employment he was sabotaged and undermined by two new high level officers who did not want to comply with the laws and policies required for public […]

$2.7 Million Jury Verdict for Veteran Police Officer

AGE DISCRIMINATION:

After a ten (10) day jury trial, our attorneys obtained a jury verdict of $2.7 million, in an age discrimination case against the Kansas City Missouri Police Department.

The firm’s client was an experienced and well-respected officer with over 24 years on the force. When the officer was given an ultimatum to transfer out […]