whistleblower http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Mo. House passes new rules for workplace whistleblowers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-passes-new-rules-workplace-whistleblowers-0 <p>The Missouri House has approved&nbsp;legislation that could make it harder for employees to be shielded&nbsp;from retaliation by their employer for reporting wrongdoing in the&nbsp;workplace.</p><p>In an 86-66 vote Thursday, the House approved a measure that&nbsp;limits &quot;whistleblower&quot; status to employees who report or refuse&nbsp;to carry out illegal acts. The bill also caps the amount of&nbsp;punitive damages a person can recover if a company retaliates&nbsp;against the whistleblower.</p> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 17:02:28 +0000 The Associated Press 3578 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House passes new rules for workplace whistleblowers Stripped-down workplace discrimination before Mo. House committee http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/stripped-down-workplace-discrimination-mo-house-committee <p>A State House committee began a hearing Tuesday into a stripped-down version of the workplace discrimination bill.</p><p><a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon</a>&nbsp;(D)&nbsp;vetoed the House version last month, so backers are now pushing a revised bill that will primarily focus on protecting whistleblowers.&nbsp;<a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?district=141">&nbsp;State Rep.&nbsp;Kevin Elmer&nbsp;</a>(R,&nbsp;Nixa)&nbsp;says language that would redefine workplace discrimination as a motivating factor instead of a contributing one has been removed. Wed, 11 Apr 2012 02:07:17 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3463 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Stripped-down workplace discrimination before Mo. House committee