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Employment Lawyers in Overland Park

Counsel for Employers and Employees in Kansas and Missouri

Are you an employer, employee, or job applicant facing a labor-related legal issue? A variety of issues can arise in the course of employment that call for the services of an experienced lawyer.

At Gates Shields, we provide legal guidance for both sides of the employer-employee relationship. Employment and labor law claims can be very sensitive and complex. It is important to retain a trusted attorney who can help you navigate the case with ease.

Our firm has been handling labor and employment issues in the Kansas City area since 1980. Whether you are seeking guidance for a day-to-day issue or are engaged in some type of dispute that requires counsel, negotiation, or litigation, we have the knowledge, resources, and commitment to resolve your issue as efficiently as possible.

Talk to our employment lawyers at Gates Shields Ferguson Swall Hammond P.A. by contacting us online or calling (800) 574-4428. We serve employers and employees alike in Overland Park, KS and Liberty, MO.

How We Can Help with Your Claim

Both employers and employees alike can benefit from the counsel of a knowledgeable labor and employment law attorney when they feel their rights have been violated or they have been accused of wrongdoing.

We represent both employers and employees in:

  • Workplace Discrimination and Harassment Claims
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Sexual Harassment Cases
  • Breach of Contract
  • Wage and Hour Disputes
  • Health and Safety Violations
  • Overtime Disputes
  • Claims of Employer Retaliation
  • Whistleblower Cases
  • Disability Issues
  • Workers’ Compensation Claims
  • Meals, Rest Breaks, and Medical Leave Disputes
  • Off-the-Clock Work Disputes
  • Severance Issues
  • Non-Compete Issues
  • Separation Agreements
  • Company/Corporate Employment Policies and Handbooks
  • Collective Bargaining
  • State and Federal Discrimination and Retaliation

Was I Wrongfully Terminated?

To be wrongfully terminated or dismissed means that you were released from your job for an illegal reason. Employers cannot fire you based on your race, gender, ethnic background, religion, or disability.

Below are common examples of wrongful termination:

  • Firing in retaliation against an employee if they have filed a complaint against the employer.

  • Firing an employee as a form of sexual harassment

  • Firing in violation of employment agreements

To be sure that your matter qualifies for a wrongful termination case, reach out to an experienced employment law attorney serving Overland Park, KS and Liberty, MO. Our team at Gates Shields Ferguson Swall Hammond P.A. has a thorough understanding of the law and can determine if you have a lawsuit.

Call Our Overland Park Employment Lawyers

Our firm represents employers of all sizes within all industries as well as employees involved in any legal issue that arose in the workplace. We have a strong track record of success resolving labor law issues over the many years we have been in practice. Because we represent both employers and employees, we know how to build strong and effective claims for clients from either side of a dispute.

Contact us at (800) 574-4428 today.


Our Work Speaks For Itself
  • “Grant went above and beyond for our company when we were selling to another company. It was a very involved transaction. He was knowledgeable, communicative, expediate and great to work with. He ...”

    - Karen Bowers
  • “Angela and her assistant Lyndsey helped me navigate a really tough time by providing me the knowledge and encouragement I needed to claim my life back.”

  • “Larry: I’m so glad that I was able to retain you from a long distance “Florida” to do a follow up on my case. The case was complicated and required you to use an extreme amount of patience to resolve ...”

    - Gary Bryan
  • “My experience with Thomas Hammond was exceptional. Thomas represented me in an unfortunate divorce and he was more than professional and kind. This was the worst experience of my life and Thomas led ...”

    - Cathy
  • “Larry: I am so glad I have you all on my side. Thank you for continuing to work diligently on my case. Throughout the years of this process, I have always said that I just want to go about it honest ...”

    - David McCune

Why Choose Us?

  • Experienced & Knowledgeable
    Not only does our team have over 260 years of combined legal experience, but we are always continuing to learn and staying current with developments in the law and the industries we serve.
  • Results Driven & Focused
    We carefully plan for each legal matter to develop a personalized strategy for achieving a great result. Careful planning is the first step in achieving great results, and your results are our first priority.
  • Client Focused & Personable
    We take our clients needs very seriously. We want our clients not only to feel like they have a trusted legal advisor but also that they are part of the strong Gates Shields family.
  • Empathic & Understanding
    We care about our clients. That is why we take the time to listen and communicate so we can truly understand your unique situation, make you feel comfortable with the process, and develop the best course of action.
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