Missouri Supreme Court to consider whether Missouri Human Rights Act applies to employees who live and work outside Missouri
June 7, 2019
The Missouri Supreme Court will be considering whether an employee of a Missouri corporation can sue for employment discrimination under Missouri law, when that employee lived and worked in Iowa. A trial court ruled to let the case proceed, but the Supreme Court will first decide whether the employee can bring a claim under Missouri …read more
Supreme Court Issues New Arbitration Decision
May 22, 2019
The Missouri Supreme Court issued a new arbitration decision on May 21, 2019. In State ex rel. Jesse Newberry v. Jackson, consolidated with State ex rel. Lowrance v. Jackson, the Court considered whether two employees could sue their former employer for discrimination in court, or whether their claims should be determined in arbitration. Both employees …read more
Missouri Supreme Court issues two new discrimination decisions
March 4, 2019
The Missouri Supreme Court issued two decisions on February 26, 2019, relating to sex or gender discrimination claims brought under the Missouri Human Rights Act (MHRA). In Lampley v. Missouri Commission on Human Rights, SC 96828, the Court held that a gay man’s claim that he was discriminated against for failing to display “stereotypical” male …read more
Court of appeals rules in favor of CVDL client in arbitration case
April 24, 2018
The Missouri Court of Appeals ruled on April 24, 2018 that our client can proceed in court on her claims of employment discrimination. The employer had moved to compel arbitration in the case, saying that the employee had signed an arbitration agreement when she was hired. The employee, who is blind, argued that she had …read more
Missouri Supreme Court to consider cases involving whether the Missouri Human Rights Act prohibits workplace sexual orientation discrimination and public school transgender discrimination.
January 24, 2018
On January 23, 2018, the Missouri Supreme Court granted transfer in two cases that are expected to address the scope of sex discrimination claims under the Missouri Human Rights Act (MHRA): Lampley et al. v. Mo. Comm’n on Human Rights and in R.M.A. v. Blue Springs R-IV School District, No. SC96683. Lampley involves a state …read more
New employment law to take effect August 28, 2017.
August 18, 2017
A new Missouri law that affects employment discrimination and whistleblowing claims will take effect on August 28, 2017. This law will change the standard for discrimination claims, as well as change the amount of damages available and who may be sued. The law also addresses whistleblower claims. Employers should consider updating their workplace policies and …read more
CVDL defends University’s employment termination process.
June 23, 2017
CVDL’s Dale Doerhoff and Shelly Kintzel successfully defended a lawsuit alleging that a university’s termination process did not comply with Missouri law and due process requirements. CVDL obtained judgment in its client’s favor and affirmance on appeal. To learn more about our litigation expertise, please click here.