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State Briefs

Magazine article HRMagazine

State Briefs

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MISSOURI

STATE COURT TACKLES SEX-STEREOTYPING CLAIMS

* Nearly half of states expressly prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, but Missouri is not one of them.

Still, the Missouri Court of Appeals recently ruled in favor of a gay employee who filed a lawsuit alleging sex discrimination. Prior to this case, Missouri courts had not formally pronounced that sex stereotyping falls within the scope of the state's Human Rights Act. The appellate court found that case law accommodates that theory of discrimination.

NEW JERSEY

STATE EXPANDS 'BANTHE-BOX' STATUTE

* New Jersey modified its "banthe-box" law to prohibit employers from asking about a job candidate's expunged criminal record during the initial application process. …

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