Discrimination - While Filing Unemployment

What to Do if You Believe You have Experienced Discrimination While Filing Unemployment

It is against the law for the Missouri Department of Labor, which includes DES, to discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, or belief.

If you think you have been subjected to discrimination, you may file a complaint within 180 days from the alleged date of the violation with either:

Equal Opportunity Officer
Missouri Department of Labor
P.O. Box 59, Jefferson City, MO 65104-0059
Phone: 573-751-1339     
Fax: 573-751-4945
Email: EO@labor.mo.gov
The Director, Civil Rights Center
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room N-4123
Washington, D.C. 20210


IMPORTANT: If you have received a determination regarding eligibility for unemployment benefits and you disagree with the determination, you must follow the instructions for filing the appeal as provided in that determination within 30 days of the determination date in order to protect your appeal rights. The appeal with regard to the payment of unemployment benefits is a separate process from any discrimination complaint you may file. Visit the Appeals Section for more information.