Employment Law

Our attorneys are admitted to practice in state and federal courts and represent employers and employees in all areas of employment law in mediation, arbitration, or litigation.

Employment consulting & litigation in McPherson, Kansas

We take great pride in our history of serving top businesses in our area with employment related issues.

How we help employees and employers in Kansas

Our attorneys are admitted to practice in state and federal courts and represent employers and employees with plaintiff or defense needs in all areas of employment law in mediation, arbitration, or litigation:

  • Discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Family Medical Leave Act
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Confidentiality and non-competition
  • Retaliation claims
  • Wrongful termination
  • Regulatory compliance

Avoiding legal problems and focusing on business

We provide consultative services to employers who wish to avoid legal tangles down the road by setting up solid plans and rules for their businesses as a safeguard against possible legal action:

  • Hiring consultations
  • Contract negotiation
  • Company handbooks
  • Regulatory reviews
  • Severance agreements

Kansas is known as an “employment-at-will” state. Unless an employee’s termination violates some specific law or public policy, an employee can be fired for any reason, good or bad—or for no reason at all, as long as the termination does not violate these protections.

Federal and state laws prohibit termination of or discrimination against an employee based upon certain factors like race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or (within certain limitations) age. An employee cannot be terminated in retaliation for filing a worker’s compensation claim, using available Family and Medical Act leave or asserting rights under other federal or state laws, serving on a jury or serving in the armed services. Whistleblowers may also be protected by the law under certain circumstances.

Contact our offices to learn more about what kinds of behavior are lawful in the workplace or as part of business decisions.