JEFFERSON CITY (KMOX) – Missouri lawmakers passed a bill that makes it tougher to prove workplace discrimination in court, a move that some lawmakers and the NAACP slammed as an assault on worker protections.

The bill would require people suing for workplace discrimination to prove that a protected class such as race, gender, age or ability was “the motivating factor” for disciplinary action from an employer. It now goes to the governor, who is likely to sign it.

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