New discrimination, overdose laws take effect in Missouri
August 27, 2017
Jefferson City, Mo. (AP) — Most new laws passed by Missouri's Republican-led Legislature this year take effect Monday, including a measure that will raise the standard for suing for workplace or housing discrimination.
The change has been praised by Republican Gov. Eric Greitens and business groups, who argue there are too many lawsuits in the state.
But the law has spurred backlash, particularly from the Missouri NAACP, which argues that the law will make it harder to hold individuals accountable for discrimination based on race, gender and age, among other things. Missouri NAACP Preside...