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Employment Law

Southern Illinois and Missouri Employment Law Attorneys

There are many aspects of the employment relationship that are regulated by law. At the law firm of Weilmuenster & Keck, P.C. in Belleville, Illinois, our lawyers represent both employers and employees in all legal claims arising from employment disputes.

Examples of employment law claims include:

  • Sexual harassment claims, such as unwanted sexual advances and hostile work environment claims
  • Employment discrimination based on age, race, disability, pregnancy, national origin and religion
  • Whistleblower cases in which employees report illegal employer actions such as Medicare fraud
  • Wage and hour claims, such as unpaid overtime and commissions
  • Family and Medical Leave Act claims (FMLA)
  • Claims involving noncompete agreements and their enforceability
  • Severance agreements
  • Retaliatory discharge

Illinois and Missouri are at-will employment states. This means that without an employment contract, employers can fire employees for any or no reason — as long it is not an illegal reason. Examples of illegal reasons are age discrimination and retaliatory discharge for filing a workers' compensation claim.

Employment law cases are filled with land mines for the unwary. Not every attorney understands how to prosecute or defend these claims. For example, you cannot file a discrimination claim without first seeking an administrative remedy through the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The EEOC has 180 days to investigate your claim, after which they can give you a right-to-sue letter. If you don't file a claim within 90 days of receiving a right-to-sue letter from the EEOC, you are forever barred from filing a claim.

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To speak with an attorney about your employment law case, please call 618-257-2222 or fill out the contact form on this Web site. Our attorneys represent employers and employees throughout Southern Illinois and the greater metropolitan St. Louis, Missouri, area.