Employment Law

Frank Ledbetter represents clients in employment law matters for non-union employees, involving legal concerns such as wrongful termination for:

  • Engaging in whistleblowing against the employer
  • Filing a workers' compensation claim
  • Make a report mandated by law, such as suspected abuse or neglect
  • Other acts of retaliation that violate state and federal employment laws

At-Will Employment Doesn't Mean You Give Up Your Civil Rights On The Job

Missouri is an at-will employment law state, which means that, generally, employees may quit a job whenever they want and the employer may terminate, at any time, the employee's employment for no reason or even a bad reason, as long as the bad reason is not specifically prohibited by law.

An employee must be subordinate to the employer and authorized supervisors. Employers are generally allowed to reprimand and discipline employees, as long as the employer does not do so discriminatorily.

Employers are not allowed to discriminate against an employee because of:

  • Race
  • National origin, ethnic group
  • Age (if over 40)
  • Disability (if qualified to do the job with a reasonable accommodation
  • Pregnancy
  • Religious affiliation
  • Gender

Here Is Why It Is Important To Seek Compensation After Wrongful Termination

If an employer has wrongfully terminated you, you owe it to yourself and your loved ones to seek compensation. In a lifetime of work, the average employee in Missouri earns well in excess of $1 million. For the holder of a bachelor's degree, lifetime income is estimated to exceed $2 million. The amount of wages one earns can indirectly affect the amount of Social Security income that person will later receive. Losing out on income can result in a massive loss in the ability to purchase a desired home and to have enough money for retirement.

Contact Us For A Free Consultation

Call attorney Frank Ledbetter at 314-925-0239 or toll free at 800-704-3214 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your employment law case right away.