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Despite court ruling, LGBT workplace rights secure in Wisconsin

Thirty-five years ago, Wisconsin became the very first state to ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. The law signed by Gov. Lee S. Dreyfus made it unlawful for an employer in our state to discriminate against you in matters such as hiring, firing, promotions and raises.

Death of Fox News founder doesn't bury discrimination lawsuits

For observers of Fox News who thought the recent death of founder Roger Ailes might stem the tide of litigation that has engulfed the network, the news is in: his passing has not changed much on that front. According to recent reports, three new lawsuits were filed just days after the death of the 77-year-old.

Flight attendant flies high in pregnancy discrimination case

No matter where you work in Milwaukee, pumping breast milk on the job can present real challenges for new moms. For people who fly for a living – airline pilots and flight attendants – the challenges of finding the time and privacy for pumping are even greater.

Landmark decision extends workplace discrimination protections

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit has jurisdiction over courts in Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana. The court recently issued a decision in a case from Indiana that holds that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

Uber investigates sexual harassment, discrimination claims

Eric Holder is the former Attorney General of the United States, but he has taken on a new job these days. Holder was recently hired by Uber to head an investigation into claims of sexual harassment and discrimination made by a woman who used to work as an engineer for the company.

Financial services giant accused of gender discrimination

JPMorgan Chase & Co. is said to be the biggest banker in the United States. Its 22-story Chase Tower sits along the river in downtown Milwaukee. However, the financial services giant is facing allegations that it paid at least 93 female tech workers less than it paid similar male employees, according to a Department of Labor complaint.

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