According to the Missouri Department of Labor, theÂ Missouri Human RightsÂ is charged with developing, implementing, and recommendingÂ Â ways to prevent and eliminate discrimination and to provide fair and timely resolutions of discrimination claims through enforcement of the Missouri Human Rights Act. The Commission investigates complaints of discrimination in housing, employment, and places of public accommodations based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, age (in employment only), and familial status (in housing only).
It is often a good idea to file a complaint of discrimination with the MCHR. Â A complaint may be dual filed with the MCHR and the EEOC; this brings both the power of state agency and a federal agency to the matter.
We are experienced in matters within the Missouri Commission on Human Rights. We can help employers defend allegations made by employees. Â We can also help victims navigate their way through the MCHRÂ and counsel them on how to most likely receive a favorable outcome.
Contact an MCHR attorney at Schaeffer Law for representation.