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20 Discrimination Statistics

More than 1 million employment discrimination complaints have been filed with the government since 2010. In 82% of these cases, the worker did not receive any form of relief. Relief from employment discrimination can mean monetary compensation, either through a settlement or court action, or a change in work conditions, like providing physical accommodations for…

At Burkhart Law we understand that everyone likes to communicate differently. After taking your case we will be able to communicate with you through e-mail, text messages, or phone calls. However, for the initial intake we need to be able to talk with you on the phone. This process involves trading a lot of nuanced…

It is important to take specific steps following any serious car accident to protect the value of your personal injury claim. Insurance adjusters will deny your personal injury claim for compensation unless you preserve evidence of liability and damages. Statistics show that we will all be involved in a car accident at some point in…

A severance agreement often describes the manner of job termination, including the compensation that is to be offered to the employee. There is no requirement that an employer offer a severance agreement. The benefit to the employee is that they are getting some compensation, while trying to find a new job, and the benefit to…

Missouri offers protections to employees who are discharged, discriminated against, or retaliated against in any way for exercising workers’ compensation rights. While there are a number of valid reasons for an employee to be terminated, your workplace injury or workers’ compensation claim are not. Even if your employer gives a different reason for firing you,…

Every employment case has a component to their matter called “Discovery.” In discovery both Plaintiffs and Defendants will often ask for the other side to provide all communications concerning the matter in question. These communications include all text messages our Client has sent or received. Clients may be obligated to preserve these text messages for…

At Burkhart Law, our intake process is designed to meet the needs of both our potential clients and our attorneys.  When you call our office, our receptionist will ask you questions about your situation and take down key information about your case.  This will give our attorneys an overview of the facts of your situation….

It is illegal for an employer to treat you unfairly because of pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the 1978 Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) provide protections against employers who discriminate against and harass pregnant employees and new parents. These protections cover any term or condition of…