In order to move forward with a Discrimination or Sexual Harassment Claim with the State of Missouri through Missouri Commission on Human Rights (MCHR) or with a Federal Court through the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) there must be a violation by an employer, business, or state agency whereby they violated your rights under a protected category (gender, sex, color, race, age, disability, religion and sexual harassment and retaliation being a listed part of claim for discrimination).
Documentary evidence and Witness Statements are very important in these cases. With the MCHR you generally have 180 days from the date of the first act of discrimination. With the EEOC you generally have 300 days from the first act of discrimination to file a complaint. Contacting an discrimination and sexual harassment attorney as soon as you feel you have been wronged is important because of these time restrictions. Because it is a complaint with the government it is form and procedure heavy and this is critical in having an attorney who have experience in this area. With a Federal employer or if your employer is the United States Government there will be even a shorter time limit for filing from the first date of discrimination depending on the circumstances and it will be much more form and procedurally intensive and a lawyer is strongly suggested to navigate a case and client through those sometimes choppy legal waters.
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