The Missouri Human Rights Law prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, ancestry, age (over 40 but under 70), or disability, unless a bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ) applies. The Law applies to all public employers and private employers with six or more employees (MO Rev. Stat. Sec. 213.010 et seq.).
The Missouri AIDS Act prohibits employers from discriminating against an individual based on HIV infection or acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) status, unless the individual poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others or is unable to perform required job duties (MO Rev. Stat. Sec. 191.665).
Missouri law also prohibits employers from discriminating against individuals based on a visual, aural, or physical disability requiring an assisting aid or appliance, including guide, hearing, and service dogs (MO Rev. Stat. Sec. 209.162).