Legal Counsel for Discrimination Cases
Experienced Legal Counsel for Employment Discrimination Claims
The Law Offices of Kevin J. Dolley represents employers, management and employees before federal and state courts, commissions and administrative agencies. The firm is experienced in handling employment discrimination jury trials, lawsuits, administrative investigations and arbitrations. A principal area of practice is prosecution and defense of employment discrimination lawsuits, including claims alleging age, race, gender, national origin, religion, disability discrimination and retaliation claims. Mr. Dolley regularly appears before federal and state courts and administrative agencies such as the EEOC and Missouri Commission on Human Rights on behalf of clients.
Litigating Employment Discrimination Claims in Missouri
Mr. Dolley has tried before judges and juries numerous employment cases involving various corporate industries. Attorney Kevin J. Dolley is seasoned in trial work and forcefully and aggressively pursues his clients' interests by asserting claims and defending his clients' positions. The Law Offices of Kevin J. Dolley also has a proven ability to counsel clients and resolve disputes, enabling clients to avoid litigation while achieving their goals in each particular case. Mr. Dolley has an outstanding trial record and proven ability to help clients solve problems in innovative, cost-effective ways before litigation becomes necessary.
The Law Offices of Kevin J. Dolley's Victory Before the Missouri Supreme Court
A Seminal Change in Missouri Employment Law
In 2007, the Law Offices of Kevin J. Dolley argued for and established before the Missouri Supreme Court a changed employment discrimination standard under the Missouri Human Rights Act at the summary judgment stage in Daugherty vs. City of Maryland Heights. This standard for discrimination claims is unique to Missouri and Mr. Dolley has been the leader and innovator in Missouri labor and employment law in the most recent years.
Discrimination Laws Applicable to Missouri
Claims of employment discrimination are based upon a number of state, federal and possibly local laws. The State of Missouri has adopted the Missouri Human Rights Act which provides that it is discriminatory to not hire, fire or otherwise discriminate against an employee because of such individual's race, color, religion, national origin, sex, ancestry, age or disability or retaliate against an employee for asserting particular legal rights. Federal law addresses employment discrimination and wrongful termination through such Acts as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Some of these laws require that the employer have a certain total number of employees and there are different statutes of limitations in which a claim must be filed for a claim to be actionable.
Litigation of Employment Disputes
Allegations of discrimination based upon race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, as well as issues of retaliation are highly volatile, and are the subject of a tremendous amount of litigation. The Law Offices of Kevin J. Dolley provides guidance to employers, management and employees on the applicable state and federal laws that govern employee hiring, compensation, treatment and termination.
In Mr. Dolley's role as counselor, he provides practical, proactive solutions that will help avoid disputes and unnecessary litigation. The Law Offices of Kevin J. Dolley assists in investigating and responding to allegations of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, wage and hour claims and OSHA claims. When these claims cannot be resolved quickly, the Firm is prepared to represent clients before administrative agencies and in court. Attorney Kevin J. Dolley is experienced in negotiating and litigating issues relating to employment and severance agreements, confidentiality and non-competition agreements and trade secret agreements.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
In some cases, alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation and arbitration, are determined to be in a client's best interests. In other cases, litigation may be required. In all cases, the Law Offices of Kevin J. Dolley provides practical advice, negotiating skills and litigation expertise for its clients.
Contact our Labor and Employment Law Firm
To set up a consultation, please contact Mr. Dolley at (314)645-4100 or by email at email@example.com
. All legal consultations are held strictly confidential. For experienced legal counsel in labor law, employment law and business law matters, please contact the Law Offices of Kevin J. Dolley