discrimination

Anheuser-Busch lawsuit
8:21 am
Wed October 5, 2011

A-B discrimination case likely headed for trial

A gender discrimination lawsuit against Anheuser Busch-InBev is on its way to trial after a ruling yesterday by the Missouri Supreme Court.
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A two-year-old gender discrimination lawsuit filed by Francine Katz, once the top female executive at Anheuser-Busch, is finally on its way to trial.

The St. Louis Business Journal reports that the Missouri Supreme Court yesterday upheld a June 14 state appeals court ruling that Katz's case does not have to be settled by arbitration.

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East St. Louis / Racial Discrimination
9:48 am
Thu July 14, 2011

Jury sides with 2 former East St. Louis officials in racial discrimination case

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East St. Louis is weighing whether to appeal a federal jury's verdict in favor of two former city officials who claimed they were fired because they spoke out about racial discrimination in the city's hiring process.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports that jurors in Benton deliberated about four hours before ruling Wednesday in favor of former police and fire commissioners Della Murphy and Wyatt Frazer.

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Francine Katz
10:58 am
Tue June 14, 2011

Gender discrimination suit against AB-InBev can go to trial

A state appeals court has ruled that a gender discrimination lawsuit filed by a former top executive at AB can go to trial.
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A former top executive at Anheuser-Busch who sued the company for gender discrimination will be able to take her case to trial.

The Missouri Court of Appeals ruled today that Francine Katz's discrimination case does not have to be settled by arbitration. 

From a summary of the ruling, prepared by the Court of Appeals:

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Workplace Discrimination
2:12 pm
Fri April 29, 2011

Mo. Gov. vetoes workplace discrimination measure

Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon.
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Governor Jay Nixon vetoed a bill Friday on workplace discrimination laws, saying it would scale back protections that took decades to gain.

The Democrat took the action outside St. Louis’ Old Courthouse, where the famous Dred Scott case was tried.

The bill requires workers who claim discrimination in wrongful firing lawsuits to prove that bias was a "motivating" factor, not just a "contributing" factor as the law now states.

Nixon said it would be a step backwards.

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MO Statehouse
3:24 pm
Thu March 10, 2011

Mo. Senate approves workplace discrimination bill

The dome of the Missouri Capitol Building in Jefferson City, Mo.
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The Missouri Senate has approved legislation changing the rules for lawsuits by people claiming they were fired because of discrimination.

Missouri law now requires such workers to prove that discrimination was a "contributing" factor in a firing.

The Senate bill would require a showing that discrimination was a "motivating" factor. It would also limit the amount of damages that could be awarded in such cases.

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MO Statehouse
4:27 pm
Thu February 24, 2011

Mo. House votes to change workplace discrimination laws

The Thomas Jefferson statue stands on the steps of the Missouri State Capitol Building in Jefferson City, Mo. on Dec. 3, 2010. (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

The Missouri House has voted to change the state's laws about workplace discrimination.

In a 95-59 vote Thursday, the House passed legislation that would change the legal standard people must meet when alleging in a lawsuit that they were fired for discriminatory reasons. The bill now goes to the Senate.

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