Jury Trial Restrictions Cut From Mo. Discrimination Bill

Law360, New York (February 2, 2012, 3:37 PM EST) -- The Missouri Legislature struck a compromise Thursday over a bill aimed at reducing workplace discrimination protections, adopting Democrats' insistence that language in the bill curtailing employees' right to a jury trial be removed, according to news reports.

Following a 14-hour filibuster initiated by the Missouri State Senate's Democratic minority, a Republican-sponsored bill aimed at trimming the Missouri Human Rights Act was amended to include a provision supporting an employee's right to a trial by jury, the Missouri News Horizon reported.

Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, an opponent of...
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