Overview of Discrimination Law

Are you over 40, recently terminated from your job, and believe your firing is related to your age or because of unfair age stereotypes? Or, do you believe your firing is because of your gender, race, disability? Have you heard management or co-workers make derogatory comments about your age, sex, race or disability?

It is illegal for an employer to discriminate against you because you belong to a “protected class.” Employers generally cannot discriminate against you because of your age, disability, gender, military status, national origin, race, and in some states, sexual orientation, or religion. You are also protected against sexual harassment and pregnancy discrimination, as they are forms of gender discrimination.

Click on the following links to learn more about some classifications of illegal discrimination:

If so, you may have a discrimination case. Discrimination claims have many time deadlines so you must act quickly to preserve your case. Talk to one of our discrimination attorneys in Kansas City about your employment situation.


$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 […]

$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 […]