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Affirmative Action: Missouri

Affirmative Action 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 law permits employers to voluntarily create and enact affirmative action plans and provides guidance. See Voluntary Affirmative Action Plans.
  • The Missouri Human Rights Act states that employers are not required to grant any individual special treatment because that individual is a member of a protected class. See Missouri Human Rights Act.
  • The Missouri Commission on Human Rights provides guidance to employers who seek to voluntarily engage in affirmative action. See Voluntary Affirmative Action Plans.