Jan. 20, 2020 – Shands Elbert lawyers Mark J. Bremer and D. Leo Human prevailed in a recent case in front of the Missouri Supreme Court involving novel issues interpreting the Missouri Human Rights Act. In the case, Lin v. Ellis, the plaintiff argued that her request for an accommodation of a back condition was protected activity under the Missouri statute. Our firm, representing the employer in the trial court, the court of appeals, and ultimately the Supreme Court, contended that although that request would be protected under federal law it was not covered by the language of the MHRA. The Supreme Court agreed. This decision is a big win for Missouri employers.