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McCarty testifies in favor of Senate work comp retaliation bill

Associated Industries of Missouri president Ray McCarty this week spoke in favor of a Senate bill on the discharge of employees following a workers’ compensation claim.

The legislation SB 876, sponsored by Sen. Dave Schatz, would change the law. The bill is in response to a recent court decision that held the lower standard of proof used in other discrimination cases, the “contributing factor” standard, should apply to work comp retaliation cases too. This act changes that standard to a “motivating factor” standard.

McCarty gave testimony in support of the bill during a hearing by the Senate Small Business, Insurance and Industry Committee.

The committee has not yet taken action on the bill.

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