In Missouri, in order to make a claim for discriminatory harassment, the individual has to be able to show four things:
- The individual is a member of a protected class (race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, or age);
- The individual suffered harassment related to their protected class;
- The harassment occurred because the individual belonged to the protected class; and
- A “term, condition, or privilege” of the individual’s employment was affected by the harassment.
The question faced in a recent Missouri appellate decision is whether the fourth requirement can be met even in a scenario where someone has not suffered from one specific act that caused economic harm. Fuchs v. Dept. of Revenue, WD77155 (Mo. App. W.D. Aug. 26, 2014). Hit the jump for the details… Continue reading