Sowers & Wolf Attorneys at Law

Sowers & Wolf Attorneys at Law
530 Maryville Centre Drive
Suite 460
Saint Louis, Missouri 63141
E -mail: es@sowerswolf.com
Phone: 314-744-4010
Fax: 314-744-4026

Office hours Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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Whether the issue is transactional in nature or involves the trial or appeal of a lawsuit, Sowers & Wolf is recognized as a top St. Louis employment law firm, and is one of the oldest continuing firms in the metropolitan area for representation of employees.  Our partners are widely known and respected by those lawyers who practice employment law, and have been awarded the highest honors by their peers in every survey of employment law attorneys.  We regularly appear in both federal and state trial courts in Missouri and Illinois as well as state and federal courts of appeal, arguing employment and related cases.  We are regularly engaged to negotiate and document employment and/or severance agreements as well as conduct investigations relating to harassment. 

 

We have testified before the Missouri legislature on pending employment legislation, and we provided input for the Missouri Bar Association on the potential impact of proposed legislation affecting employment matters. Our firm’s lawyers assisted in the amendment of Illinois law to give individuals the right to sue in court for violations of the Illinois Human Rights Act.

 

While past results afford no guarantee of future results and every case is different and must be judged on its own merits, some of the cases in which Sowers & Wolf attorneys successfully represented employees are:

 

McBryde v. Ritenour – The first Missouri appellate decision upholding the standard that an employee need only prove discrimination was a “contributing factor” in their termination, as opposed to a “substantial” or “motivating” factor.

 

State ex rel. Dean v. Cunningham – The Missouri Supreme Court determined that plaintiffs can recover damages for emotional distress without providing their medical records to defendants.

 

Hill v. Ford Motor Company – The Missouri Supreme Court held the contributing factor standard applied to retaliation cases brought under the Missouri Human Rights Act as well as to discrimination cases, and that individuals can be sued for employment discrimination, .

 

In addition, our partners wrote the portion of the amicus brief for the Missouri Supreme Court in Daugherty v. Maryland Heights, successfully urging the rejection of the complex federal analysis applied in employment cases to determine if the suit would be allowed to proceed to trial.

 

Doe v. City of Belleville – The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recognized a claim for same sex sexual harassment, holding that harassment based on stereotypes was unlawful.