The Missouri House has passed legislation that would bring the state’s workplace discrimination standard in line with the federal one.
Under the bill, discrimination would have to be a motivating factor in wrongful actions taken against employees, instead of a contributing factor as it is now under Missouri law.
The bill was sponsored by Republican Kevin Elmer of Christian County.
“We’re bringing it into accordance by alleviating employers from being trapped in litigation for months and months and years on end. We will still will punish the wrongdoer.”