Disabilities (ADA): Missouri

Disabilities (ADA) requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: Jennifer A. Goltermann and Michelle Barrett Falconer, Littler Mendelson, PC


  • In addition to the federal equal opportunity laws, Missouri employers must comply with state and local antidiscrimination laws, including the Missouri Human Rights Act. See Disability Discrimination in Missouri.
  • Missouri has a law protecting individuals with HIV infection, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS-related complex. See Missouri Human Rights Act.
  • Missouri law prohibits employers from discriminating against employees or applicants based on genetic information. See Genetic Testing.
  • Missouri permits the use of medical marijuana under very limited circumstances. See Medical Marijuana.
  • Several Missouri counties and cities have enacted ordinances prohibiting discrimination in employment that are broader than the Missouri Human Rights Act and Title VII. See Local Ordinances.