Numerous federal laws and state laws in Missouri and Illinois prohibit workplace discrimination and harassment based on many factors, including:
- National Origin
Employers cannot discriminate against individuals based on any of the above factors in hiring, firing, or any other employment decisions. In addition, employers may not allow anyone to be harassed based on any protected factors, such as sexual harassment, and employees are protected from having to work in a hostile work environment. Employees who are victims of discrimination or harassment can seek compensation for lost income, emotional distress, and other losses.