Mo. Worker Discrimination Law Rollback Clears Legislature

Law360, New York (March 9, 2012, 1:04 PM EST) -- Missouri's legislature on Thursday passed controversial legislation that will reduce the state's workplace discrimination protections over continued objections from the bill's Democratic opposition, according to a representative for a proponent of the bill.

The Missouri State Senate gave its stamp of approval to the House's version of the Republican-sponsored bill, which if enacted would downgrade the state's worker discrimination protection laws to levels set out by the federal Civil Rights Act.

Having passed through the second chamber, House Bill 1219 will now go to Democratic Gov....
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