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Month: January 2014

We fight for victims’ full and fair recovery in employment law, harassment, sexual abuse and personal injury cases.

Missouri National Guard officer alleges discrimination

An investigation has been launched by the Army’s Office of the Inspector General and the Department of Defense regarding charges levied against high-ranking officers in command of the Missouri National Guard. A Lieutenant Colonel with 47 years of service under

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Missouri governor wants to expand job discrimination protections

In his 2014 State of the State address, Missouri Democratic Governor Jay Nixon announced his plans to expand protection against employment discrimination based on an employee’s sexual orientation. Missouri law already prohibits workplace discrimination based on disability, race, religion, sex,

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Missouri Whistleblower Bill faces fourth attempt

Representative Kevin Elmer (R) from Christian County has filed legislation for the fourth time that, if passed, will protect workplace whistle-blowers from facing termination or retaliation from their employers. The Whistleblower Protection Act is an important step toward protecting employee

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Girl dies due to doctor errors after routine dental procedure?

Medical doctors, nurses and other health care providers are responsible for the safety and well-being of those entrusted to their care in Missouri. Medical procedures and medication protocols are constantly changing, which requires a significant commitment to continuing education by

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Leading economists support federal minimum wage increase

Proposed legislation that would gradually increase the federal minimum wage was endorsed by 75 well-known economists in a letter addressed to federal lawmakers and President Obama. The wage law is being sponsored by two Democratic members of Congress, one from

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Personality sues BET for discrimination

Missouri residents who follow LGBT news may be interested in learning about a lawsuit involving Black Entertainment Television. Host B. Scott is suing the network on the basis of sexual orientation, gender expression and gender identity. He is biologically a

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Missouri truck accident leaves 1 man dead

Accidents involving commercial, construction and dump trucks can leave victims injured, often fatally. The potential hazards and dangers that these trucks represent to motorists traveling in close proximity are numerous. Truck accidents rank among the most dangerous of all types

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School district settles with former superintendent

A former Missouri school superintendent’s 5-year legal battle against the Liberty public school district concluded with a $950,000 settlement. The settlement agreement was unanimously approved by the district’s board of education on Dec. 24. The former employee will receive $700,000

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