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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The Missouri Supreme Court is considering whether a case that resulted in a $2.5 million national-orientation discrimination and retaliation verdict for a former Harris-Stowe State University professor should stand. The appeal in the case centers around two four-part jury instructions ...Read More »
A new trial to determine punitive damages for a Kansas City school district employee has been green-lighted by the Missouri Court of Appeals. A jury already awarded Emmanuel McCrainey $32,000 in compensatory damages in his retaliation case brought under the ...Read More »
Alhalabi v. Department of Natural Resources (MLW No. 59896/Case No. ED92091 – 15 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, Dowd Jr., J.) Where an employee won an $811,949 judgment against his agency employer on a hostile work environment action, ...Read More »
A federal judge has dismissed part of a customer’s complaint of race discrimination at a Coach store. However, he said the lawsuit’s state law claims can continue, due to an ambiguity that Missouri courts must address. Victoria Scott, who is ...Read More »
Mark Jess has made legal splashes representing white clients who say they were victims of racial bias. Just don’t make the mistake of calling them instances of “reverse discrimination.” “I really take umbrage with that term,” said Jess, of The ...Read More »