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  • Sherman A1 (704 posts)
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    Stricter workplace discrimination standards headed for Missouri House

    The Missouri Senate passed a bill along party lines Thursday that would make it harder for employees to prove discrimination when fired from a job.

    Under Senate Bill 43, an employee has to prove “race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, or age” was the main reason for dismissal, not just a contributing factor. The measure now goes to the House.

    Farmington Republican Sen. Gary Romine, who sponsored the bill, said it will protect businesses without harming the rights of employees.

    “We’ve seen people use a discriminatory act to cry wolf, to retaliate against an employer, when we really had discrimination activities going on, and they get lost sometimes in the weeds because of all the other, what I call, frivolous lawsuits taking place,” he said.

    http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/stricter-workplace-discrimination-standards-headed-missouri-house#stream/0

    "Be Kind; Everyone You Meet is Fighting a Great Battle." Philo of Alexandria

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  • Omaha Steve (985 posts)
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    1. War on workers continues

    "P.S. please if you get a chanse put some flowrs on Algernons grave in the bak yard.": Flowers for Algernon
    • Sherman A1 (704 posts)
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      2. Precisely

      that and the stupid bill introduced to prohibit local governments from raising the minimum wage above that of the State really shows the intent of the GOP in Missouri.

      "Be Kind; Everyone You Meet is Fighting a Great Battle." Philo of Alexandria