|Statement||Prepared by Sandra A. Neese [and] Peter C. Robertson.|
|Contributions||Robertson, Peter C., joint author., Missouri Commission on Human Rights.|
|LC Classifications||KFM8135.3 .A87|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||65|
|LC Control Number||67065703|
On Febru , the Supreme Court of Missouri issued an en banc opinion in R.M.A. v. Blue Springs Sch. Dist., No. SC The court held that a transgender student who was barred from using the boys’ locker room had stated a valid cause of action for sex discrimination in violation of the Missouri Human Rights Act (“MHRA”). The Missouri Human Rights Act (MHRA) prohibits employment practices that discriminate because of an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including sexual harassment), ancestry, age (40 years and older but less than 70), or disability. The MHRA covers all public employers and private employers with six or more employees within the state (MO Rev. Stat. Sec. et seq.). Under the "sex plus" theory discrimination is based first on the gender of an employee and then on marital status and childbearing ability. Examples of sex discrimination, mainly against women, include unfair treatment in terms of firing, hiring, promotions, pay, job classification, benefits or sexual . St. Louis, Mo., Mar 7, / am (CNA).- The Missouri state Supreme Court issued two discrimination rulings last week related to sexual orientation and gender .
St. Louis, Mo., Mar 7, CNA.- The Missouri state Supreme Court issued two discrimination rulings last week related to sexual orientation and gender identity, both of which could lead to changes in the way discrimination is defined in . Last week, the Missouri Court of Appeals issued an opinion holding that gender identity is not covered by the prohibition on sex discrimination in the Missouri Human Rights Act. The opinion builds on a opinion from the same court, which held that sexual orientation was not covered under the MHRA.. Last week's opinion arose from a lawsuit filed by a female-to-male high school freshman who. The Missouri Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination in housing, employment and places of public accommodations based on certain protected classes including race, color, religion and disability. Gender identity and sexual orientation are not included in these statewide protections. Kansas City Sends Strong Message to End LGBT Discrimination. If passed through the Missouri State Legislature, MONA will include sexual orientation and gender identity in the Missouri Human Rights Statute, which already protects against.
Sex discrimination involves treating someone (an applicant or employee) unfavorably because of that person's sex. Discrimination against an individual because of gender identity, including transgender status, or because of sexual orientation is discrimination because of sex in violation of Title VII. When an individual in Missouri files a complaint of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the timelines are relatively straightforward: the complaint must be filed within days of the last discriminatory event and then a lawsuit must be filed within 90 days of receiving the right-to-sue letter from the EEOC. The court could decide that denying a transgender boy access to male restrooms, for example, constitutes sex discrimination under Missouri law. . Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct in Education/Employment Policy (CRR ) Equity Resolution Process for Resolving Complaints of Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct against: Student Respondent (CRR ) Faculty Respondent (CRR ) Staff Respondent (CRR ).