workplace discrimination http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Mo. House Votes To Redefine Workplace Discrimination http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-votes-redefine-workplace-discrimination <p>Legislation that would redefine workplace discrimination in Missouri has been passed by the <a href="http://house.mo.gov/">State House</a>.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB320&amp;year=2013&amp;code=R">House Bill 320</a>&nbsp;would require that discrimination be a motivating factor in any wrongful action taken against an employee, instead of a contributing factor as it is now.&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2013&amp;district=022">State Representative&nbsp;Brandon Ellington</a> (D, Kansas City) says Missouri’s standard for discrimination should not be lowered.</p><p>“We know the potential for discrimination, and to be able to prove that it was a motivational factor is almost impossible," Ellington said.&nbsp; "Discrimination can happen to anybody in this body – it may not be racial, but it definitely could be age discrimination; it may not be age, but it could definitely be sexual discrimination.” Thu, 28 Feb 2013 21:59:45 +0000 Marshall Griffin 9755 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House Votes To Redefine Workplace Discrimination