Monday, May 02, 2011

Employment Discrimination and Congressional Redistricting Legislation Vetoed by Governor

JEFFERSON CITY— Two Senate bills passed by the General Assembly and delivered to the governor for his signature in April were recently vetoed.

Senate Bill 188, sponsored by Sen. Brad Lager, R-Savannah, and passed by the Legislature on April 13, would have changed the state’s law relating to the Missouri Human Rights Act and employment discrimination.

The legislation would have changed Missouri’s employment discrimination law to mirror the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964, specifying that discrimination must be a “motivating factor” rather than “a contributing fact” in wrongful termination lawsuits.

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