SB 585 Modifies provisions relating to unlawful discriminatory practices
Sponsor: Nasheed
LR Number: 4454S.02I Fiscal Notes
Committee: Small Business and Industry
Last Action: 1/30/2018 - Hearing Conducted S Small Business and Industry Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2018

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SB 585 - Under the Missouri Human Rights Act (MHRA), the term "employer" is defined to exclude any individual employed by an employer. This act modifies that so that only individuals who were not involved in an alleged unlawful discriminatory practice are excluded from the definition of "employer."

The act modifies the MHRA to stipulate that any person or other entity accused in a complaint of an unlawful housing practice is subject to the general prohibitions on unlawful discriminatory practices.

Current law provides that the MHRA, the chapter on workers' compensation, and the general employment law chapter shall provide the exclusive remedy for any and all claims for injury or damages arising out of an employment relationship. This act modifies that provision such that those chapters are the exclusive remedy for any and all unlawful employment practices articulated under the MHRA.

Current law limits the amount of damages that may be recovered under cases brought under the MHRA. This act exempts claims of unlawful discriminatory housing practices from those limits.