Dedicated Workplace Discrimination Lawyers in Kansas City
Discrimination lawyers help employees who experience unfair treatment in the workplace due to their race, sex, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, age, disability, national origin, or other protected status. Workplace abuse encompasses a range of problems, including wage discrimination, unlawful termination of employment, and many other circumstances.
It may be challenging to be the best employee you can be when you are the target of discrimination and unfair practices at work. People who face discrimination may suffer from a variety of hardships, not least of which includes the inability to grow their careers. If you believe you are facing employment discrimination in Kansas City, an employment law attorney and workplace discrimination lawyer can help you explore your legal options.
What is the Average Settlement for Discrimination Lawsuit in Kansas City?
The average settlement for discrimination lawsuits varies from state to state and even city to city. This means that it may be difficult to determine an exact average, even when consulting government resources. However, there are limits on what you might be able to receive. This might be most easily understood with the following breakdown:
If your employer has
- 15 to 100 employees, the upper limit is $50,000
- 101 to 200 employees, the upper limit is $100,000
- 201 to 500 employees, the upper limit is $200,000
- 500 or more employees, the upper limit is $300,000
While there is no guarantee that you will be able to collect the maximum amount, you vastly increase the likelihood of receiving the compensation you rightfully deserve if you hire a qualified workplace discrimination employment lawyer. Your lawyer may be able to negotiate the case in your favor, pinpoint concerns you might not have considered, and hold your employer accountable.
What are Examples of Workplace Discrimination?
Discrimination happens in multiple different ways. At times, discrimination may be obvious, but it is usually nuanced. If you suspect that you may be facing discrimination at work, consider whether you have experienced any of the following situations:
- Unequal treatment based on race
- Paying someone more or less because they are a different race than others in the same workplace
- Failure to provide reasonable accommodation to pregnant women
- Terminating employment with someone solely based on pregnancy status
- Denying a reasonable accommodation of a disability or religious practice
- Failure to hire
- Termination (firing, lay off, etc.)
- Unequal implementation of disciplinary procedures
- And any unequal treatment based on a protected category
If any of these examples are something that you have witnessed or experienced, it is important to understand your legal rights and how you are protected under the law from discrimination. Talk to a discrimination attorney in Kansas City to learn whether your unique situation may meet the criteria necessary to present a claim against your employer.
It’s Important to Understand Employment Discrimination Laws
Sometimes discrimination can be subtle and sneaky. Understanding the intricate laws behind discrimination can be complicated and tiresome. Sometimes you may even need proof to determine whether your employer can be held responsible for workplace discrimination. Discrimination lawyers can help determine if you have a case of workplace discrimination based on the situation and the available evidence.
If you feel like you are being treated differently than the rest of your coworkers for circumstances beyond your control, it’s possible that workplace discrimination is at play. Contact Hollis Law Firm today to level the playing field.
How Can a Lawyer Help You With an Employment Discrimination Case?
If you’re planning to take legal action against your discriminatory employer or workplace, you may want to consider hiring a lawyer to assist you in building a strong case. Your employment lawyer may be able to help you in some of the following ways:
- Legal knowledge: Lawyers are required to go through a significant amount of schooling and training before they are qualified to begin taking cases, so their expansive legal knowledge may be helpful in representing you. Your lawyer is likely to have a greater understanding of the law than you are, meaning the probability of them making a mistake is extremely low.
- Negotiation skills: Your lawyer is also likely to have strong negotiation skills, which may come in handy during settlement negotiations or trials. This might help you maximize your compensation, determine what damages you might be eligible for, and help hold your employers accountable.
- Maximize potential compensation: If you want the maximum possible compensation for your discrimination case, a lawyer is extremely likely to help in these circumstances. They may help you gain compensation for damages you weren’t aware of, in addition to emphasizing the liability your employers hold.
- Lead an investigation: When necessary, your lawyer may choose to lead or take part in an investigation in order to find evidence in your favor. This may be helpful when building your case, giving them access to more evidence and information about your employer and workplace circumstances.
- Collect and analyze evidence: Even if an investigation is not necessary, your lawyer may give you tips to collect evidence, as well as assist you with the evidence’s analysis. This might include witness statements, help from expert witnesses, collecting written logs, and a number of other clues.
- Supply you with additional helpful information: If you are looking for more helpful resources, whether you’re interested in getting medical assistance, need help getting a different job, or want other guidance, your lawyer may be able to provide these to you. These resources may be invaluable, allowing you to return to a sense of normality as quickly as possible.
- Reduce stress: The legal process might be stressful, especially if you’re facing it on your own. Your lawyer is likely to help you reduce your stress levels and the number of tasks you might need to complete.
If you want to take legal action, we strongly recommend you avoid representing yourself. Your lawyer is significantly more likely to accurately represent your case, effectively communicate with legal and court officials, and produce a favorable outcome in your favor. Because this is the case, we encourage you to hire a qualified lawyer with experience in employment law.
Contact a Kansas City Employment Discrimination Lawyer
It can be difficult to keep composure when your livelihood is at stake or if you feel like approaching your employer may negatively affect your work life. Employment discrimination lawyers can help you navigate the difficulties and potential unfairness in various workplace environments. Good discrimination lawyers are knowledgeable of the specific set of discrimination laws, responsive to their clients, and experienced in presenting cases of discrimination in court.
You want a lawyer that makes you feel comfortable like you have a strong force in your corner. If you feel like you have been a victim of workplace discrimination, please contact the discrimination attorneys at the Hollis Law Firm. You can reach out to us by calling (913) 385-5400 or filling out our contact form.
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