Monthly Archives: December 2015

Kansas City Discrimination, Race Discrimination

Three different government agencies investigate race discrimination employment concerns in Kansas City, Missouri.  The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) investigates race discrimination and harassment under federal law.  The Missouri Commission on Human Rights (MCHR) investigates race discrimination and harassment under Missouri state law.  The Kansas City Human Relations Department investigates race discrimination and harassment under local city ordinances.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Missouri Commission on Human Rights and the Kansas City Human Relations Department have a work sharing agreement where only one agency will investigate each charge.  This means if you file a race discrimination or harassment charge for discrimination happening in Kansas City the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Missouri Commission on Human Rights or the Kansas City Human Relations Department may investigate if your charge is filed with each agency.

You should know that most employers will have an attorney involved in responding to a charge of discrimination or harassment.

The Bullman Law Firm / Attorney For Workers represents employees and former employees in discrimination and harassment charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Missouri Commission on Human Rights and the Kansas City Human Relations Department.  You can contact our firm at 816-841-2999 or 1-800-578-HELP (4357).

Race and Color Discrimination from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has created an informative webpage on race and color discrimination and harassment.  According to the webpage, race and color discrimination is when an employee is treated unfavorably at work because of the employee’s race or color.  Under Missouri law, race and color discrimination is when an employee is treated unfairly at work because of the employee’s race or color.  This means race and color discrimination is illegal both under federal law and Missouri law.

The EEOC’s website goes on to explain that discrimination can occur at any stage of employment, even pre-employment, from job screening, hiring, promotions, demotions, job pay, job title, discipline and firing, and anything in between.

If you believe you have been discriminated against or harassed because of your race or color, please feel free to contact our discrimination lawyers at the Bullman Law Firm / Attorney For Workers at 816-841-2999 or 1-800-578-HELP (4357).

Timing is very important, so if you believe you have been discriminated against or harassed because of your race or color, please strongly consider not waiting to enforce your rights.  Delay on your part could mean you lose all rights to pursue a claim on race or color discrimination or harassment.

You can find out more information on race and color discrimination and harassment at the EEOC’s website which is linked here.