As an employee in Kansas, you have certain indelible rights. At Brumley Law, we are committed to workplace fairness. Our firm represents employees throughout Topeka, ensuring that they have the resources, experience, and skill needed to stand up to their employer.
We have experience in a range of practice areas including civil rights, discrimination, sexual harassment, work injury, and more. If you find yourself the target of discrimination, we can help you.
As an employee in the U.S., you have certain rights as an employee no matter what industry you work in: agriculture, entertainment, healthcare, finance, retail, manufacturing, technology, transportation, etc. You must be paid for the work that you perform and not be subjected to unlawful discrimination or bias. If this is violated, your employer could be at risk of an employment class action lawsuit.
Your civil rights as an employee include, but are not limited to:
We also support Worker Misclassifications, Seasonal Workers and H-2B Visa holders.
Discrimination of any type is illegal within the work environment. Harassment or discrimination based on disabilities, religion, age, pregnancy, sex, ethnic background, customs, appearance, race, etc. is not appropriate. Employers are obligated, by law, to keep your workplace free from such offensive behaviors or actions.
Specifically, Kansas Statutes Section 44-1009 prohibits discrimination that falls under specific guidelines, including:
Discrimination can include a wide range of actions and can take many forms, including:
Sexual harassment can happen in any workplace. It can be something as simple as insulting or derogatory office language or as complex as unwanted sexual advances or coerced sexual favors by a boss. If you’ve been the victim of employment sexual harassment, in any of its forms—all are inappropriate and illegal in the workplace—we can help.
The most common types of sexual harassment include:
Employees in Kansas have a right to work in safe, non-hostile environments. If your employer does not live up to basic standards of safety, which are set by Kansas or federal laws, they could face strict fines, lawsuits, complaints, claims, and more. If you, as an employee, file one of these claims, you are free to do so without fear of retaliation.
Kansas Department of Labor section 300-08-12 states that it is unlawful for employers to retaliate against employees who have file a work injury claim, including a complaint for harassment or discrimination. Employees can also not be retaliated against for participating in an employer investigation. The law is on the side of the employee and will protect your pay, position, and status.
If your workplace has failed to provide a safe environment, including adequate training or safety equipment and you are injured on the job, you have a right to speak up. You deserve to work in a safe and healthy environment without fear of retaliation.
Call Brumley Law Office today at (785) 267-3367 for a free consultation.
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