The State of Missouri prohibits discrimination in employment but does not require private employers to have an affirmative action plan (AAP). The Missouri Fair Employment Practices Act prohibits employment practices that discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, ancestry, age, or disability (MO Rev. Stat. Sec. 213.055). The Act covers employers with six or more employees. Another statute prohibits any employer from discriminating against an employee or prospective employee on the basis of genetic test results (MO Rev. Stat. Sec. 375.1306). The Act specifically provides that nothing in it should be interpreted to require preferential treatment for any individual or group because that group is underrepresented in the employer's workforce.