Discrimination Due to Religion

The Missouri Human Rights Act (the Act) prohibits employers from discriminating against individuals because of their religion in hiring, firing, and other terms and conditions of employment. It also prohibits landlords and housing providers from discriminating against individuals due to their religion in the rental or sale of housing or the terms, conditions or privileges of tenancy. The Act prohibits lenders from discriminating against individuals due to their religion by providing less favorable terms for loans for housing. The Act applies to employers with six or more employees, including state and local governments, but does not include corporations and associations owned and operated by religious or sectarian groups. The Act applies to employment agencies, “temp services”, and labor organizations. It also applies to landlords, housing providers, property managers, those selling houses, realtors, and those providing loans for dwellings. The Act covers all businesses that offer their goods and services to the general public including local and state governments, and therefore, such entities cannot refuse, withhold from or deny accommodations, advantages, facilities or privileges to any person based on their religion.

Under The Act:

If you believe that you have been discriminated against, you can file a complaint of discrimination.