Melody Rayl

Melody Rayl is a partner in the Kansas City office of national labor and employment law firm Fisher Phillips. Prior to practicing law, Rayl served six years on active duty in the U.S. Army and 20 years as a law enforcement officer. She also spent one year as a police advisor in post-war Bosnia Herzegovina, during which time she supervised the Internal Affairs Investigation Unit responsible for investigating allegations of police misconduct.

Melody works with employers in defending individual discrimination, harassment and retaliation litigation, as well as collective action wage and hour disputes and other employment class action litigation, from inception through resolution before state and federal courts and administrative agencies.


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If an employee files a lawsuit against your company, there’s a strong likelihood the claim will be about workplace retaliation. Fisher Phillips’ Melody Rayl discusses how employers can guard against these allegations. According to EEOC statistics, the frequency with which employees allege claims of retaliation has increased dramatically over the past decade. In 2008, approximately 34 percent of all complaints filed with...

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Making Your Workplace a Harassment-Free Zone Too many workplaces have allowed sexual harassment to continue unchecked for years. In some cases, company executives have been the worst perpetrators of these toxic cultures. Companies that fail to take notice and make changes have set themselves up for internal upheaval and legal claims that may threaten the business. Fortunately, employers can turn toxic cultures...

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