Gov. Nixon says he’s not a fan of legislation that would make it harder for workers to prove they were fired because of discrimination. The legislation passed the House and Senate and awaits action by the governor. The bill would require workers who claim discrimination in wrongful firing lawsuits to prove that bias was a “motivating” factor, not just a “contributing” factor as is now the case. The bill also limits damages that fired workers could recover. Nixon says the law undoes decades of civil rights legislation, something he says is “unacceptable.” The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry backed the measure, saying it simply aligns Missouri’s law with federal statutes.