The Law Office of Kurt H King

April 22, 2014

New “MOTIVATING Factor” Standard In Missouri For Employment Discrimination and Retaliation Cases

With the amendments to the Missouri Human Rights Act, effective August 2017, the contributing factor standard is no more. 

Claimants now must meet a MOTIVATING FACTOR standard.  “Motivating factor” means “the employee’s protected classification actually played a role in the adverse action or decision and had determinative influence on the adverse decision or action.”   See section 213.010(19), RSMo.

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