Mo. Lawmakers To Mull Workplace Bias Law Changes Again

Law360, New York (April 9, 2012, 8:16 PM EDT) -- Missouri lawmakers are slated to take up bills on Tuesday that would reduce the state's workplace discrimination protections and cap damages for whistleblowers, similar to a measure recently vetoed by the state's governor.

A bill vetoed by Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon in March would have required workers bringing discrimination lawsuits to prove that bias was a “motivating factor” in their employers' actions, rather than merely a "contributing factor," in order to prevail. The bill would also have set caps on the amount that whistleblower plaintiffs could...
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