Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 287
Workers' Compensation Law
Section 287.780

August 28, 2013

Discrimination because of exercising compensation rights prohibited--civil action for damages.

287.780. No employer or agent shall discharge or in any way discriminate against any employee for exercising any of his rights under this chapter. Any employee who has been discharged or discriminated against shall have a civil action for damages against his employer.

(RSMo 1939 3725, A.L. 1973 H.B. 79)

Prior revision: 1929 3335

(2006) Section applies to employees alleging that an employer discharged them for previously filing workers' compensation claim against a former employer. Hayes v. Show Me Believers, Inc., 192 S.W.3d 706 (Mo.banc).

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