Missouri Human Rights Act

Mirror, Mirror

March 26, 2012

 

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Discrimination Déjà Vu

March 26, 2012

Employment should be based on our skills, knowledge and experience.  We  expect protection against discrimination on the basis of disability, gender, race, religion, etc.  In the past, Missouri has made its own decisions as a state to build on federal laws such as the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Once again, actions by the Missouri legislature threaten to undo the progress we made as a state and weaken the protections meant to give all Missourians a chance to do their jobs without fear of discrimination. 

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Our Civil Rights Are Under Attack

March 26, 2012

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The Governor has an Opportunity to Preserve Missouri Human Rights

March 26, 2012

Currently the Missouri Human Rights Act (MHRA) prohibits discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age as it relates to employment, disability, or familial status as it relates to housing, ensuring basic civil rights for many individuals. SB 188 will weaken the Missouri Human Rights Act by first, changing the standard of proof making it more difficult for those that make claims to prove that they were discriminated against.

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