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What is reverse discrimination?

Everyone deserves to be treated fairly in their place of work and, indeed, in their day-to-day lives. Sadly, as many residents of Missouri know, all too many people do not receive the respect and fair treatment they deserve. In particular, a large number of employees experience harassment or discrimination at the hands of their employers, colleagues or both. This is unacceptable, yet it is often a difficult problem to tackle.

Missouri considers anti-discrimination bill

As every worker in Missouri knows, not every day at work goes as well as you might hope. In fact sometimes it is not simply the stresses of the job that can get to you, but the behavior of the people around you. With any luck these issues will simply be minor disagreements that are quickly forgotten. However, it is a sad fact that some employees face unfair and hostile treatment at work every day.

AT&T hit with a racial discrimination lawsuit

As many Missouri workers know, certain forms of discrimination in the workplace are prohibited by federal and state law. On April 21, AT&T revealed it had terminated an executive at the center of a racial discrimination lawsuit filed by a 30-year employee of the company. AT&T apologized for the executive's actions and said the company regretted not terminating him sooner.

Court orders arbitration for age discrimination case against Rams

The Missouri Supreme Court ordered an age discrimination lawsuit against the St. Louis Rams to go to arbitration because of the provisions of the employment contract of the plaintiff, a former equipment manager for the team. The man filed the lawsuit in May 2012, a year after he was let go.

Age discrimination alleged in lawsuit against Google

Missouri residents may be interested in a recent lawsuit filed against Google that alleges age discrimination. The plaintiff is a 60-year-old software engineer who applied for a position at the company. He possessed qualifications that led to a recruiter referring to him as a "great candidate." However, he was rejected for the job because the company considered him too old, according to filing.

Missouri government mulls employment legislation

A bill was introduced in Missouri's House on April 15 that would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in housing, employment and public accommodations. House Bill 407 is similar to a Senate bill that passed out of committee recently, but both bills are seen as a long shot to gain approval. They face potential opposition from the Missouri Family Network and the state's chamber of commerce.

Transgender man sues former employer for discrimination

A loan company with an office in Missouri is facing a sex discrimination lawsuit from a transgender man. The Mississippi-based company, First Tower Loan LLC, has been accused of forcing a 21-year-old transgender man to leave his job at the company by requiring him to dress and act like a woman. The case is being supported by the National Center for Lesbian Rights and the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Bill may impeded workers' ability to sue for discrimination

The Missouri House passed a bill on April 9 tightening restrictions around employment discrimination lawsuits and protection of whistleblowers. Workers in Missouri must demonstrate that discrimination was a contributing factor in how they were treated at work, but the bill proposes that the standard be changed to a motivating factor. The bill also narrows the definition of and requirements for a whistleblower and limits the ability of whistleblowers to sue for discrimination.

5 employees reach settlement with Missouri county

St. Charles County announced on April 3 that it agreed to settle with former and current employees who filed a lawsuit claiming unfair treatment by the county's elections director. Although he agreed to the settlement, the director continued to deny the accusations and claimed that he was not involved in any wrongdoing.

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