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Employment Law Attorney Serving Missouri and Illinois: 30+ Years of Collective Experience

Are you involved in an employment law dispute? Have you been facing discrimination in the workplace? Have you been wrongfully terminated from your position? If any of these scenarios apply to you, it is important that you understand your rights in the workplace so you can effectively pursue successful litigation regarding these circumstances.

The attorneys at Riggan Law Firm, LLC understand the difficulties surrounding employment law issues, and you can trust that they will have your best interests in mind as they work to help you pursue the results that you need and deserve. Russ Riggan was named as 2023 Lawyer of the Year for labor and employment litigation in the St. Louis market by Best Lawyers in America. The St. Louis employment law firm is dedicated to safeguarding the workplace rights of all employees throughout Missouri and Illinois.

If you are interested in retaining legal representation in your employment law case, contact the firm by phone at 314-528-9661 or by submitting an online inquiry form here.

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Why You Might Need an Employment Law Attorney

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If you believe your workplace or civil rights have been violated, the team at Riggan Law Firm, LLC can assess your situation, help you understand the applicable laws to your case, and identify possible remedies you may be entitled to for compensation.

Some common reasons employees might seek legal counsel include:

  • being fired for an unlawful reason;
  • experiencing actual or threatened harassment or retaliation while working;
  • facing discrimination by their employer or co-workers on the basis of race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, age, gender, pregnancy, or another legally protected status;
  • being deprived of legally mandated pay, such as minimum wage or overtime;
  • reviewing their employment contract, non-compete agreement, or severance agreement.
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How Riggan Law Firm, LLC Can Help

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With over 30 years of combined experience practicing law, the firm’s attorneys assist residents of Missouri and Illinois with employment law issues for a range of different situations. A major advantage the firm offers to clients is founding member Attorney Russ Riggan’s more than 10 years of experience as an employer defense attorney. This background is a great asset in employment law cases, and is something few other firms can offer clients. Attorney Riggan can build a case that anticipates the exact defenses your employers might try to argue, and he can aggressively fight for your matter in the face of those defense tactics he’s prepared for.

Speak with an attorney at Riggan Law Firm, LLC today by calling 314-528-9661 or filling out this online contact form

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Facing harassment, retaliation, or discrimination in the workplace is always an upsetting experience. Many people feel powerless to hold their employers accountable for negativity at work. Fortunately, by consulting with our legal team, you can explore various legal pathways to hold guilty parties liable for your lost wages, emotional suffering, and more

With help from our legal team at Riggan Law Firm, LLC, you can rest assured knowing you will get aggressive representation for any employment law matter you are facing. We pride ourselves on keeping clients in the loop and updating them every step of the way. To get started on your legal strategy, call our office today at 314-528-9661.

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Dedicated to Your Best Interests

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The firm takes a client-oriented approach to every case and prioritize attentive and personalized communication with their clients. Founding attorney Russ Riggan has been recognized as one of the Top 50 lawyers in St. Louis, has been selected for the Best Lawyers in America List, and has also received the AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating. Attorney Sam Moore also brings significant experience as a former Missouri State Public Defender, so you can trust the firm to handle whatever your employment case calls for. From unfair discrimination and harassment in the workplace to leaves of absences and wage and hour laws, the attorneys at Riggan Law Firm, LLC will fight for your rights as an employee. You should not have to face discrimination by your employer or co-workers based on your race or sex, or be required to work overtime without pay. Whether you seek legal advice about your situation or want to take legal action, the attorneys at Riggan Law Firm, LLC can fight aggressively for the compensation you deserve.

Speak with a lawyer by calling 314-528-9661 or filling out this online contact form.

Experience with Employee Rights

With a deep understanding of employment law and a passion for defending employees’ rights, our firm provides an unparalleled experience. We stay up-to-date on the latest legal developments to ensure our clients receive informed and effective representation. Our track record of successfully navigating complex cases, from wrongful termination to discrimination, demonstrates our commitment to protecting and advocating for employees’ rights in the workplace.

Personalized Attention

We believe every client deserves personalized attention. Understanding that employment disputes can be stressful and impactful, we dedicate time to listen to your story, understand your unique situation, and tailor our approach accordingly. This personalized strategy ensures that your specific needs and goals are at the forefront of our legal action.

Aggressive Representation

When you’re up against a challenging employment situation, you need a lawyer who fights tirelessly on your behalf. We offer aggressive representation to ensure your voice is heard and your rights are defended. Our assertive approach in negotiations and litigation has earned us a reputation for being tenacious and resilient for our clients.

Consistent and Transparent Communication

We prioritize clear, consistent, and transparent communication with our clients. Understanding that legal processes can be complex and confusing, we ensure that you are regularly updated and informed about every aspect of your case. Our approach involves breaking down legal jargon into understandable language, ensuring you’re fully aware of your options and the progress of your case. This open line of communication is a cornerstone of our practice, as we believe it empowers you and strengthens our partnership in achieving a favorable outcome.

Strong Community Ties

As a firm deeply rooted in our community, we understand the local employment landscape and its challenges. Our strong community ties and local knowledge enable us to provide insightful, context-specific advice. We’re not just your lawyers; we’re your neighbors, committed to fostering a fair and just workplace environment in our community.

Empowering Client Education

Beyond providing legal representation, we focus on educating our clients about their rights and the legal process. Our goal is to empower you with knowledge, enabling informed decision-making every step of the way. We provide resources and one-on-one consultations to ensure you understand the nuances of your case and rights moving forward. This educational approach ensures that you’re not just a passive participant in your case but an informed, empowered individual equipped with the knowledge to advocate for your rights in the days ahead.


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Over 30 Years of Combined Experience

Feel You’re Being Forced to Quit Your Job?

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Do you want to leave anyway? Let our firm review your case and explore whether we can help with the complexities of the situation by negotiating a solution that best suits both parties.

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Frequently Asked Questions
What should I do if I believe I’ve been wrongfully terminated?

If you think your termination was wrongful, it’s crucial to keep detailed records related to your employment and termination. Maintain copies of your employment contract, any communications regarding your dismissal, and records like performance reviews. Contact an employment lawyer quickly. A legal professional can help you understand your rights and evaluate if your termination was illegal, potentially due to discrimination, retaliation, or breach of contract.

Can I file a discrimination claim if I’m still employed?

Yes, you can file a discrimination claim while still employed. If you’re facing discrimination based on race, gender, age, religion, disability, or another protected class, document the discriminatory behavior, including emails, witness statements, or records of disparate treatment. Consulting with an employment lawyer can provide you with clarity on your rights and the best course of action, ensuring your job status is not adversely affected.

How do I know if I have a valid harassment claim?

A valid harassment claim typically involves unwelcome conduct based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information. The behavior must create a work environment that would be intimidating, hostile, or abusive to a reasonable person. Petty slights, annoyances, and isolated incidents (unless extremely serious) are usually not illegal. An employment lawyer can evaluate your situation to determine if it meets the legal criteria for harassment.

What are my rights if I’m a victim of wage theft?

Wage theft arises in situations where employers do not compensate their employees in compliance with established legal requirements. This includes scenarios such as not adhering to minimum wage laws, not compensating for overtime, or neglecting to pay for work completed. If you find yourself impacted by such practices, you possess the legal entitlement to pursue the recovery of these unpaid earnings. It’s beneficial to meticulously document the time you’ve worked, the compensation you’ve received, and any pertinent agreements made with your employer.

What should I expect during the legal process of an employment dispute?

The legal process can vary, often starting with initial consultations to discuss your case, followed by gathering and reviewing documentation. This may lead to filing a claim with a government agency or in court. Your lawyer will guide you through the process, which might include settlement negotiations, mediation, or trial. An employment lawyer can keep you informed and involved in decision-making throughout this process.

Are there any time limits for filing an employment-related lawsuit?

Yes, there are time limits, known as statutes of limitations, which vary by claim type. For instance, discrimination claims usually must be filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) within 180 days of the incident. Consulting with an employment lawyer as soon as possible is crucial to ensure your claim is filed within these time limits.

Can my employer retaliate against me for filing a complaint?

Legally, employers cannot retaliate against employees for filing a complaint or participating in an investigation. Retaliation includes actions like termination, demotion, salary reduction, or job reassignment. If you face retaliation, document the incidents and seek legal advice. An employment lawyer can help protect your rights and may advise filing a retaliation claim if action is taken on the part of your employer.

What can I do if I’m being misclassified as an independent contractor?

Misclassification can affect your rights to benefits and protections. If you believe you’re wrongly classified as an independent contractor, gather contracts, payment records, and correspondence that define your work relationship. An employment lawyer in Missouri and Illinois can assess whether your job responsibilities align more closely with those of an employee and guide you in reclassifying your employment status and seeking any owed benefits or compensation.

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Seek the skilled legal support of Riggan Law Firm, LLC for navigating workplace discrimination and wage rights issues in Missouri and Illinois. Contact our committed attorneys today to ensure your workplace rights are protected and to advocate for a fair, harassment-free work environment.