Workplace discrimination in Missouri creates an unfair environment for affected employees and creates potential economic repercussions for the employers. In addition to the employer's litigation cost associated with employment discrimination claims by the protected classes of employees, workplace discrimination has a larger impact on the workplace environment. It is reported specific classifications of employees are impacted the most by workplace discrimination.
Usually the term workplace discrimination refers to discriminatory actions by an employer against an employee. Most discussions about this topic focus on the toll the discrimination takes on the employee and whether the employee was able to prevail in a related lawsuit. Since these topics are very pertinent to Missouri employment matters, the topic of the employer's cost for workplace discrimination is often overshadowed.