Discrimination based on race, age, gender, religion, ethnicity or nationality is against federal and state law. You have rights — make them matter.
Merely claiming discrimination does not guarantee success. The claims process is complex and there are a series of steps you must take to succeed with your claim, but you can obtain compensation if you can demonstrate that your employer violated the law. This is a complex process where your employment rights are at stake and you need competent attorneys who know Kansas and federal employment law.
The Law Firm of Michael M. Shultz helps victims of discrimination and sexual harassment obtain justice and compensation. The firm can handle your claim from start to finish dealing with government agencies and the judicial system, if necessary.
Filing A Claim With The EEOC Or KHRC
In most cases, the first step in the process is to file a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). You can do this yourself or the Law Firm of Michael M. Shultz can do it for you.
Kansas EEOC Office
Gateway Tower II
4th and State Avenue
Kansas City, Kansas 66101
The EEOC claim must be filed within 300 days of the discrimination in most cases. The EEOC then has 180 days to consider your complaint. When your charge is filed with the EEOC, it will send a copy of your claim to the Kansas Human Rights Commission (KHRC). It may be advantageous for you to file a separate claim with the KHRC. Attorney Michael Shultz can advise and represent you in these proceedings.
Mediation Or A Lawsuit?
The EEOC usually sends a discrimination claim to an independent mediator in an attempt to resolve the claim before it has to investigate the facts. If the EEOC finds that credible evidence of discriminatory behavior exists, it will try to resolve the issue with the employer through a process called conciliation. If it does not find cause to believe that discrimination occurred, it will issue a "right to sue" letter, giving you the ability to pursue your claim in federal court.
Employment law is complex. If you fail to properly complete your complaint, action on your claim will be delayed and your rights can be lost. You may definitely harm your ability to obtain a successful result without competent legal help. As an experienced employment discrimination law firm, we understand the law and how to successfully pursue discrimination claims.
Contact A Lawyer
For a free initial consultation with the Law Firm of Michael M. Shultz, call 785-838-4300 or send the firm an email. We represent clients throughout northeast Kansas and across the state from our office in Topeka.