workplace discrimination http://kbia.org en Senator cites Sam in call for anti-bias bill http://kbia.org/post/senator-cites-sam-call-anti-bias-bill <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A Missouri senator is calling on the Legislature to bar discrimination based on sexual orientation in light of a former University of Missouri football player's decision to publicly come out as gay.</p><p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 14:45:05 +0000 Associated Press 47976 at http://kbia.org Senator cites Sam in call for anti-bias bill Nixon calls for protections for gay workers http://kbia.org/post/nixon-calls-protections-gay-workers <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Missouri </span>Gov<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">. Jay Nixon is asking the state's Republican-led Legislature to bar discrimination based on sexual orientation.</span></p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 23:14:15 +0000 Associated Press 47010 at http://kbia.org Nixon calls for protections for gay workers Workplace Discrimination Bill Heard By Mo. House Committee http://kbia.org/post/workplace-discrimination-bill-heard-mo-house-committee Testimony was heard today on <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB320">legislation</a> that would redefine what constitutes workplace discrimination in Missouri.<p>If passed, workplace discrimination would have to be a motivating factor, not just a contributing one, in any wrongful action taken against a worker by an employer, which is the current federal standard.&#160; <a href="http://www.polsinelli.com/raubuchon/?ajax=no">Attorney Rich AuBuchon</a> spoke in favor of the bill on behalf of his former employer,&#160;the <a href="http://www.mochamber.com/mx/hm.asp?id=home">Missouri Chamber of Commerce</a>.&#160; He&#160;told the House Committee on Workforce Development and&#160;Workplace Safety that the state’s current definition of discrimination is hurting Missouri’s economy. Tue, 12 Feb 2013 15:07:41 +0000 Marshall Griffin 28742 at http://kbia.org Workplace Discrimination Bill Heard By Mo. House Committee House panel talks change to worker lawsuits http://kbia.org/post/house-panel-talks-change-worker-lawsuits <p>A Missouri House committee is considering legislation making it harder for employees to win lawsuits over workplace discrimination. Mon, 11 Feb 2013 23:47:23 +0000 Associated Press 28721 at http://kbia.org House panel talks change to worker lawsuits Legislators review re-worked workplace discrimination bill http://kbia.org/post/legislators-review-re-worked-workplace-discrimination-bill <p>A State House committee began a hearing Tuesday into a stripped-down version of the workplace discrimination bill.&nbsp; Wed, 11 Apr 2012 13:45:31 +0000 Marshall Griffin 12205 at http://kbia.org Missouri Senate passes workplace discrimination measure http://kbia.org/post/missouri-senate-passes-workplace-discrimination-measure <p>The Missouri Senate has given final approval to legislation changing the rules for lawsuits over workplace discrimination.</p><p> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 22:48:44 +0000 Associated Press 10217 at http://kbia.org Missouri Senate passes workplace discrimination measure Nixon and lawmakers at odds over legislation http://kbia.org/post/nixon-and-lawmakers-odds-over-legislation <p>Missouri Republican lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon appear headed for a debate over workplace discrimination laws and a requirement to show a photo ID at the polls. Mon, 13 Feb 2012 16:16:17 +0000 Associated Press 8693 at http://kbia.org Nixon and lawmakers at odds over legislation Mo. Senate passes workplace discrimination reform bill http://kbia.org/post/mo-senate-passes-workplace-discrimination-reform-bill <p>The Missouri Senate has passed legislation that would redefine what constitutes discrimination in the workplace. The vote was a mere formality following last week&rsquo;s battle to kill the bill. Thu, 09 Feb 2012 15:08:05 +0000 Marshall Griffin 8497 at http://kbia.org Mo. Senate passes workplace discrimination reform bill Newscast for February 9, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-february-9-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA&nbsp;newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Alyssa Bustamante sentenced to life in prison</li><li>A workplace discrimination reform bill passes the Missouri Senate</li><li>Gov. Jay Nixon on his recent decrease in cuts to higher education Thu, 09 Feb 2012 15:02:35 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 8496 at http://kbia.org Newscast for February 9, 2012 Senate Democrats end filibuster http://kbia.org/post/senate-democrats-end-filibuster <p>Senate Democrats have ended their filibuster of a workplace discrimination bill, after an agreement was reached with the bill’s sponsor.&nbsp; But that doesn’t mean they won’t try blocking the bill again.</p><p>Democrat Maria Chappelle-Nadal agreed to end the filibuster after the bill’s sponsor, GOP Senator Brad Lager, allowed her to add an amendment – that amendment would guarantee the right to a jury trial in all workplace discrimination cases.&nbsp; She says, though, that the bill’s definition of what constitutes workplace discrimination is still flawed.</p> Thu, 02 Feb 2012 15:11:26 +0000 Marshall Griffin 8072 at http://kbia.org Senate Democrats end filibuster Legislative Black Caucus fights workplace discrimination bills http://kbia.org/post/legislative-black-caucus-fights-workplace-discrimination-bills <p>The Legislative Black Caucus is vowing to fight attempts in both the Missouri House and Senate to pass Republican-sponsored workplace discrimination bills. As St. Louis Public Radio&#39;s Marshall Griffin tells us, both Senate and House bills would redefine discrimination as a motivating factor in actions taken against an employee:</p><p> Tue, 31 Jan 2012 16:40:44 +0000 Marshall Griffin 8012 at http://kbia.org Legislative Black Caucus fights workplace discrimination bills Democrats block weak workplace discrimination bill in the State Senate http://kbia.org/post/democrats-block-weak-workplace-discrimination-bill-state-senate <p>A group of Democratic State Senators is blocking a bill that would redefine Missouri&rsquo;s workplace discrimination standards. &nbsp;They believe the bill will undo nearly a half-century of civil rights progress.</p><p> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 17:01:59 +0000 Marshall Griffin 7744 at http://kbia.org Democrats block weak workplace discrimination bill in the State Senate Newscast for January 26, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-january-26-2012 <p>Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>$27 million in grant money to health insurance exchange in Missouri has come to a complete halt</li><li>Missouri democrats block weak workplace discrimination bill in State Senate</li><li>ACLU sues St. Louis for inmate grievances</li><li>Big trucks on small roads--cattlemen vs. MoDOT Thu, 26 Jan 2012 16:27:48 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 7736 at http://kbia.org Newscast for January 26, 2012 State legislators consider changing workplace discrimination rules http://kbia.org/post/state-legislators-consider-changing-workplace-discrimination-rules <p>Legislation that would change Missouri&rsquo;s workplace discrimination standards is getting attention this week by both State House and Senate members.</p><p> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 18:48:10 +0000 Marshall Griffin 7593 at http://kbia.org State legislators consider changing workplace discrimination rules