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MO Statehouse
12:02 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

Mo. House passes new rules for workplace whistleblowers

An interior view of the dome at the Missouri Capitol.
(via Flickr/jennlynndesign)

The Missouri House has approved legislation that could make it harder for employees to be shielded from retaliation by their employer for reporting wrongdoing in the workplace.

In an 86-66 vote Thursday, the House approved a measure that limits "whistleblower" status to employees who report or refuse to carry out illegal acts. The bill also caps the amount of punitive damages a person can recover if a company retaliates against the whistleblower.

Workplace discrimination bill
9:07 pm
Tue April 10, 2012

Stripped-down workplace discrimination before Mo. House committee

Mo. House Workforce Development and Workplace Safety Committee considers substitute version of workplace discrimination bill.
(Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio)

A State House committee began a hearing Tuesday into a stripped-down version of the workplace discrimination bill.

Governor Jay Nixon (D) vetoed the House version last month, so backers are now pushing a revised bill that will primarily focus on protecting whistleblowers.  State Rep. Kevin Elmer (R, Nixa) says language that would redefine workplace discrimination as a motivating factor instead of a contributing one has been removed.

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