Missouri Court of Appeals Finds Accommodation Requests to be Protected Activity

Retaliation claims can prove troublesome for employers and have resulted in significant liability under both federal and state law. Evidence of such difficulty can be seen in a Missouri Court of Appeals case regarding reasonable...

EIGHTH CIRCUIT REQUIRES EMPLOYEES TO REASONABLY BELIEVE UNDERLYING CONDUCT IS ILLEGAL TO MAKE A CASE FOR RETALIATION

Colleen Auer’s tenure as city attorney for Minot, North Dakota, may have lasted only about a month, but it spurred not one, but three lawsuits and will definitely leave its mark on the Eighth Circuit. ...

Missouri Court of Appeals Places Limits on What Can Be Classified as Whistleblowing

Limiting the extent of a public policy discharge claim in Missouri, the Missouri Court of Appeals recently issued a decision that provides guidance to the area of whistleblower protection.  In Yerra v. Mercy Clinic Springfield...