ST. LOUIS (KTRS) The ACLU has now joined critics of Missouri’s new law that critics say makes it tougher for employee to file discrimination claims. The ACLU of Eastern Missouri calls Missouri’s new discrimination law a Jim Crow law that is says effectively guts the Missouri Human Rights Act.
Meanwhile, the St. Louis County branch of the NAACP is pushing back against an advisory supported by state and national NAACP members that urges caution while traveling in Missouri.
St. Louis County NAACP President Esther Haywood says the advisory could end up hurting workers in the state’s hospitality industry. It came the same day that Explore St. Louis issued a similar statement asking the NAACP to rescind its advisory.
The Missouri NAACP issued the travel advisory in June to warn travelers to be careful because of what it called a danger that civil rights won’t be respected, and national delegates also voted in favor of it. The advisory cites a new law to make it more difficult to sue for housing or employment discrimination, among other things.