Claims of Supervisor Discrimination
In Missouri, the Missouri Supreme Court determined that supervisors charged with discriminatory actions are potentially subject to individual liability for discriminatory conduct. The Missouri Supreme Court determined in Hill v. Ford Motor Company that the Missouri Human Rights Act is intended to reach not just the corporate or public employer but any person acting directly in the interest of the employer. Whether an individual is subject to liability in an employment discrimination case depends in part on the knowledge and connection the supervisor had to the case at the administrative level. Under federal law, courts are divided as to whether supervisors are subject to individual liability. Because of the particular and changing law surrounding individual and supervisor liability, legal counsel with knowledge of these issues is needed to analyze such claims.
Success in Litigation
Mr. Dolley has won six figure and million dollar verdicts on behalf of employees and has successfully defended companies against discrimination claims. Attorney Kevin J. Dolley represents numerous clients in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Missouri Commission on Human Rights administrative investigations, charges and complaints. Mr. Dolley advises clients on employment-related matters, drafts employment policies and handbooks and handles discrimination claims.
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