The workers of Missouri owe Governor Jay Nixon a great big "Thank You" for vetoeing SB 34. The bill, recently passed by the Missouri Senate, would have given Missouri employers access to a database of all Missourians who have suffered work-related injuries. Currently, a worker must grant an employer an authorization to see their prior workers' compensation files. The Senate Bill would have made the information available without the employee's consent. Governor Nixon, in his veto letter, pointed out that the database would violate the privacy rights of Missouri workers. His main concern was that employers might unknowingly be violating The Americans with Disability Act by accessing the database if they use the information in the database to deny employment to a potential employee. The text of his veto letter can be accessed by clicking on the title, above .
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