Tag: SB43

RELEASE: Senator Jamilah Nasheed Files Proposal to Repair Damage Done by 2017 Legislation

JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, filed a bill to repair damage done by the passage of last session’s Senate Bill 43. Signed in August by the governor, the new law created serious consequences for Missourians. First, the law shields perpetrators of workplace harassment or discrimination from accountability. Second, it takes Missouri out of compliance with federal non-discrimination standards. “The errors in this law have created some serious issues for Missouri citizens,” […]

Courts could see flurry of anti-discrimination suits before new law takes hold

Missouri courts could start seeing an influx of employment discrimination suits as a new law reversing portions of the Missouri Human Rights Act is about to go into effect. Currently, employers under the act are liable for discriminatory practices. Senate Bill 43 changes that standard when the law goes into effect Aug. 28. It is not retroactive, so all suits filed before that date must be decided under what the current law stipulates. That has […]