Wilson v. City of Kansas City, SC97712: Missouri Supreme Court to consider whether an employee’s worker’s compensation disability rating is relevant to an MHRA disability discrimination claim

July 23, 2019

The Missouri Supreme Court will consider whether a disability rating for purposes of workers’ compensation is relevant to an employee’s claims of disability discrimination under the Missouri Human Rights Act. A trial court permitted the employee to present evidence of his permanent partial disability to support his claim that the employer discriminated against him due to his disability.  The Supreme Court will evaluate the definitions of “disability” found in the Missouri Workers’ Compensation Law and the Missouri Human Rights Act to determine whether evidence of a workers’ compensation disability is admissible to support a disability discrimination claims under the MHRA.