Attorney Christopher Bent has extensive experience in labor and employment law matters under state and federal law. Mr. Bent defends businesses facing allegations of discrimination and retaliation, including accusations of age, race, sex, gender, pregnancy, and disability discrimination, retaliation, whistleblower, and wrongful termination. Other potential issues for businesses include wage and hour claims, medical leave and FMLA issues, reduction in force issues, and hiring and firing disputes.
Mr. Bent has successfully represented management, owners, presidents and executives in cases before the EEOC and Missouri Commission on Human Rights. He has extensive experience in all stages of litigation, including mediation, discovery, and dispositive motion practice. This experience encompasses defending businesses against class action litigation.
The Law Offices of Christopher Bent assists employers by advising how to avoid claims. Mr. Bent can help to develop and draft company severance agreements, labor agreements, personnel handbooks and employee policies that will prevent the possibility of future claims.