Employment

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

$250,000 Settlement for Public Relations Department Employee

FLSA VIOLATION:

Our client was wrongfully categorized as exempt from overtime wages even though she did not supervise employees and her duties were largely directed by her employer’s CEO. We brought suit on her behalf for her past due overtime and her wrongful termination. After discovery the case was settled with payment to her in […]

$340,000 Settlement for Insurance Company Employee

WHISTLE-BLOWER RETALIATION:

Our client was a long-service expert employee in the life insurance business and he discovered fraudulent and illegal conduct by his employer directed against the insurance policy holders. He reported this conduct and demanded that it be stopped, eventually raising his claims to the CEO and General Counsel of the company. For his […]

Retaliation and Pregnancy Discrimination

RETALIATION CASE:

LEE V. CITY OF KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI 

Plaintiff was a pregnant woman who worked as a Traffic Control Officer at the airport. Her duties included dispatching cabs from a cab a lot when passenger called from the terminals.

She filed two sexual harassment complaints with the city citing the behavior of two cab drivers who […]

$100,000 for Employee Against Former Employer

FMLA SETTLEMENT:

The firm settled a case brought by an employee against his employer for violating the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Plaintiff claimed that the employer failed to give him his job back when he returned from a hospitalization and recovery from heart bypass surgery. The employee was fired the day he returned to […]

$39,573 Verdict for Plaintiff in Age Discrimination Case

WRONGFUL TERMINATION :
SPENCER V. STUART HALL CO. & NEWELL CO. 
Plaintiff alleged wrongful termination by defendant employer due to age discrimination. Plaintiff had been employed by Defendant Stuart Hall Co., whose parent company is Defendant Newell Co., for 25 years, and was working as a supervisor when laid off during a work force reduction.
Fifty-four-year-old Plaintiff […]

Have you sustained a work-related injury in Missouri?

What is a Second Injury Fund claim?

The Second Injury Fund provides benefits to employees who have sustained workers’ compensation injuries in certain instances.

For further details on the Second Injury Fund, click here.

Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

New Legislation: Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

Great news for women workers. On January 29, 2009, the President signed into law the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. The Act makes important changes in employment law.

Click here to see the President sign this bill into law.