The Missouri Commission on Human Rights investigates workplace complaints of discrimination and harassment based on the protected categories of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, age and disability.
It is important to understand that the antidiscrimination and antiharassment laws do not protect employees from rude, uncivil or harassing behavior by a boss — unless it is based on one of the protected categories or directed at a protected class of workers. Nevertheless, your district may have a conflict-resolution process, a grievance procedure or another method to address incivilities or lack of professionalism by the boss.
For more information on workplace discrimination, including when and how to file a complaint, check the Web site of the Missouri Commission on Human Rights at www.dolir.state.mo.us/hr/index.htm
Information on federal enforcement of civil rights in the workplace by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is available at www.eeoc.gov
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