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Templemire v. W&M Welding, Inc., No. SC 93132

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Missouri Supreme Court Lowers Employees’ Burden of Proof in Workers’ Compensation Retaliation Claims

Ogletree Deakins • April 22, 2014
The Missouri Supreme Court expanded rights for injured workers on April 15, 2014, by virtue of its ruling in Templemire v. W&M Welding, Inc., No. SC 93132. Under the court’s new standard, a discharged employee alleging retaliation for filing a workers’ compensation claim need only prove that the claim was a contributing factor, rather than the exclusive reason, for the discharge.