For the first time, the Missouri Supreme Court has ruled that an employee’s accommodation request alone is not enough to support a retaliation claim under the Missouri Human Rights Act. In an unsigned opinion Jan. 14, the court unanimously reversed ...Read More »
A 2017 amendment to the Missouri Human Rights Act that widened the ability of prevailing parties to seek costs and attorneys’ fees does not apply retrospectively, the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District has ruled. On Dec. 24, a three-judge ...Read More »
The Missouri Human Rights Act does not extend to employees of Missouri-based companies who work outside of Missouri, the Missouri Supreme Court has ruled for the first time. On Dec. 24, the court addressed the issue in a pair of ...Read More »
Moving out: Supreme Court ruling that altered venue rules is one of Missouri’s biggest legal stories in 2019
In February, the Missouri Supreme Court issued State ex rel. Johnson & Johnson v. Burlison, a humdrum caption for what would seem to be a dry-as-dust topic: the proper venue for a lawsuit. But the result of the ruling has ...
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A federal judge has thrown out former KSHB-TV 41 reporter Demetrice “Dee” Jackson’s claim that he was discriminated against by being denied a promotion, but the judge allowed Jackson’s other discrimination and retaliation claims to proceed to trial. In a ...Read More »
The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Dec. 3 that federal age discrimination laws don’t prevent Armstrong Teasdale from forcing an equity partner to retire at age 70. The ruling brings to an apparent close part of a long-running ...Read More »
Does the Missouri Human Rights Act protect an employee from discrimination by a Missouri company if he or she lives and works outside of the state? It is a question of first impression for the Missouri Supreme Court that animated ...Read More »
Plaintiff appealed the adverse grant of summary judgment in her action under the Missouri Human Rights Act. The trail court ruled that defendants did not employ six or more employees and therefore did not qualify as an “employer” under the ...Read More »
A plaintiff whose discrimination claim has been sent to arbitration no longer owes court costs to the defendants, following a ruling from the Court of Appeals Western District. Hal Miller filed a lawsuit in 2018 claiming disability discrimination and harassment, ...Read More »
A former northeast Missouri city administrator and police chief who alleged that age discrimination and retaliation by elected leaders cost him those jobs was awarded nearly $800,000 by a St. Charles County judge and jury. Robert Jenne, 68, was city ...Read More »
A pair of Missouri Supreme Court rulings have opened the door for LGBTQ individuals to bring sex-discrimination claims under the Missouri Human Rights Act, but the rulings don’t settle the issue of sexual orientation and gender-identity discrimination once and for all.
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