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Lawyers with more than 100 years of combined experience serving Missouri and Kansas
Established in 1980, White, Graham, Buckley & Carr, L.L.C. is a client-focused, results-oriented personal injury and employment discrimination law firm. We understand the stressful nature of a serious injury or job-related problem, and we have an open office environment where clients can feel comfortable discussing the details of their cases. This level of compassion for our clients mirrors our intensity for pursuing just compensation we are known in the legal community as a law firm always willing to try cases if it means getting better results.
We know the outcome of a lawsuit can drastically alter the course of your life. To better serve those in need, we devote our practice to helping clients whose cases involve:
We also provide assistance with traffic violations and consumer fraud cases.
Bryan White And Gene Graham Obtain Supreme Court Ruling In Favor of Missouri Workers Who Have Been Retaliated Against For Filing Workers’ Compensation Claims
On April 15, 2014, Bryan White and Gene Graham won an appeal before the Supreme Court of Missouri and overturned a 30 year old ruling that had allowed discrimination against employees who filed workers’ compensation claims. The firm represented employee John Templemire, who believed he had been terminated by his employer for filing a workers’ compensation claim. By statute, Missouri prohibits any discrimination against workers who have been injured on the job and have filed workers’ compensation claims. In 1984, however, the Supreme Court of Missouri held that an employee who was discriminated against could not prevail in a lawsuit against the employer unless the employee could prove the filing of a workers’ compensation claim was the only reason for the employee’s termination. This standard allowed discrimination, because the employer was permitted to retaliate against the employee as long as some other factor (like alleged insubordination) also had a role in the employer’s treatment of the employee. Our firm challenged this unfair, incorrect standard after the trial of John Templemire’s case. On appeal, the Supreme Court agreed that the current standard was incorrect and unjust and ruled that if the filing of a workers’ compensation claim played any part in the employer’s decision to terminate or retaliate against an employee, the employer has engaged in unlawful discrimination. Now Missouri workers will finally enjoy the protections from discrimination that Missouri law was meant to provide, and attorneys can provide meaningful help to those workers who have been unlawfully discriminated against for exercising their statutory workers’ compensation rights. The case is Templemire V. W&M Welding, Inc., SC93132, available here:http://www.courts.mo.gov/file.jsp?id=72255
Bryan White and Gene Graham are attorneys in the firm of White, Graham, Buckley & Carr, L.L.C. They primarily practice in the areas of employment litigation, personal injury litigation, commercial litigation and consumer fraud.
Clients who come to White, Graham, Buckley & Carr, L.L.C. have more than just qualified attorneys on their side they also get to work with our team of knowledgeable, personable staff members. In addition to their work with the law firm, Kim Buckley, Kathy Austin and Denise Sandberg are all actively involved in supporting children and young adults during their formative years.
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There is no need to struggle with a complex legal situation on your own contact an attorney from our Independence, MO law firm online if you have been seriously injured or are facing discrimination at work. We offer free initial consultations, operate on a contingency fee basis, and take pride in our ability to see families and individuals through the entirety of their personal injury or employment discrimination claim. We can come to your home or hospital if you are unable to travel to our office and have evening and weekend hours available on an appointment-only basis.
Located close to the Independence Center and the new Independence Event Center, White, Graham, Buckley & Carr, L.L.C. works with clients throughout Eastern Jackson County, the Kansas City Metropolitan Area, Missouri and Kansas.