McMahon Berger’s attorneys are labor and employment specialists that can assist employers understand their rights and obligations under the Missouri Human Rights Act (MHRA) when claims of discrimination are filed with the MCHR or filed in Missouri State Court. The MHRA prohibits discrimination in housing, employment, and places of public accommodations based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, age, and familial status.
McMahon Berger attorneys understand and work with the MHRA on a daily basis. As the Missouri Courts continue to evolve the MHRA, McMahon Berger’s attorneys can assist employers and human resources professionals draft discrimination and/or harassment policies and procedures for their collective bargaining agreements and employee handbooks that adhere to the MHRA. Our attorneys can also help employers understand what they should do if claims of discrimination arise, whether through the employer’s harassment procedures, before the MCHR, or in Missouri State Court.
McMahon Berger’s long history in representing employers and management in the areas of labor and employment law has created a wealth of knowledge that allows them to offer clients training, seminars, legal updates and other resources to ensure that they are kept up to date on recent legislation, regulatory activity, and Missouri court decisions impacting employees claims of discrimination.
Unfortunately, training and appropriate harassment/discrimination policies are not enough to protect employers from charges of discrimination under the Missouri Human Rights Act from being charged with the MCHR or in Missouri state court. However, when this happens, McMahon Berger’s attorneys have an excellent record in defending its clients in litigation, whether it be in court, before the MCHR, or in arbitration. When claims of discrimination arise, our attorneys provide clients a cost effective and efficient approach to solving the problems before litigation occurs, but are fully prepared and fully prepare our clients for the challenges of litigation.