In the state of Missouri, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people can be fired from their jobs, evicted from their homes, and denied access to public accommodations and services.
PROMO is working with businesses to pass the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act (MONA), which would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in the workplace. MONA would simply extend the existing Missouri Human Rights Statute to include lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT), and allied people.
Missouri businesses are at the forefront for supporting and including workplace protections for the LGBT community. Workplace protections are good for Missouri businesses because:
- Focuses on merit and performance
- Improves the working environment
- Encourages Diversity
- Grows your bottom line