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Other Leaves: Missouri

Other Leaves requirements for other states

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

Authors: Jason Janoski and Alan L. Rupe, Kutak Rock LLP


  • Missouri state law provides various leaves in addition to those leaves granted by federal law. See Leaves of Absence - Missouri.
  • Missouri currently does not require state family and medical leave for private sector employees. See Family and Medical Leaves of Absence.
  • The Missouri Human Rights Act requires reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities. A reasonable accommodation may include a leave of absence. See Disability - Leave as a Reasonable Accommodation.
  • The Missouri Human Rights Act requires that employers make reasonable accommodations to the religious needs of employees and prospective employees where these accommodations can be made without undue hardship on the employer's business. Such accommodations may include a leave of absence. See Religious Absences - Leave as a Reasonable Accommodation.
  • An employee must be provided three consecutive hours to vote on the day of election. See Voting Leave.
  • An employer should not terminate, discipline, threaten or take any adverse action against an employee on account of that employee's receipt of or response to a jury summons. See Jury Duty Leave.
  • An employer should not terminate or discipline any witness, victim or a victim's immediate family member for honoring a subpoena to testify in a criminal proceeding. See Crime Victims Leave.
  • Employers (public and private) are prohibited from terminating an employee who is late to or absent from work in order to respond to an emergency. See Volunteer Emergency Responder Leave.
  • Missouri law prohibits employers from terminating or otherwise discriminating against members of the state-organized militia or the US armed forces. See Military Leave.