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Tag Archives: Missouri Human Rights Act

Sports reporter settles discrimination suit

Former KSHB-TV 41 reporter Demetrice “Dee” Jackson has settled his discrimination and retaliation claims against the TV station in Kansas City. On Feb. 17, Jackson and the station’s owner, Scripps Media Inc., filed a joint stipulation of dismissal with prejudice. ...

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Gay police official settles case for $10.25M

St. Louis County agreed to a $10.25 million settlement to resolve claims by a gay St. Louis County police official who alleged that he was passed over for multiple promotions because he didn’t fit stereotypical male norms. The settlement comes ...

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Accommodation requests not enough for MHRA claim

Missouri Supreme Court

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 ...

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Court reverses costs against ex-Burberry store employee

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 ...

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Court: Out-of-state employees not covered by MHRA

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 ...

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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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Ex-reporter’s discrimination claims mostly can proceed

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 ...

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8th Circuit OKs law firm’s mandatory retirement age

The Eagleton Federal Courthouse

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 ...

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Cases before Missouri Supreme Court test claims for out-of-state workers

Missouri Supreme Court

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 ...

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