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March 2020 Archives

Disability discrimination lawsuit: Update

Many of our regular Milwaukee employment law blog readers might well recall a post we published in September of last year about a woman who worked for Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc., a worldwide supplier of aftermarket auto parts. Among the firms listed in the Hitachi Group directory is Waupaca Foundry, Inc., a company about a two-hour drive northwest of Milwaukee.

Update: New Paid Family and Medical Leave: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act ("FFCRA") (Pub. Law No.116-127), originally H.R. Bill 6201, containing, inter alia, the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act ("EFMLEA") and the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act ("EPSLA"), which provide paid leave to small business employees affected by the SARS-COV-2 coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak will become effective on April 1, 2020.

EEOC: Disability discrimination now tops race discrimination

For the first time in U.S. history, race discrimination claims are no longer at the top of grievances filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Unfortunately, disability discrimination in the workplace moved to the top of the list of discrimination claims filed by employees in 2019, the EEOC said.

Study: half of women report nearly daily gender discrimination

According to a recent survey, 69 percent of American women feel more empowered than ever before. While that is certainly good news, the Onepoll survey of 1,000 women and 1,000 men also found that 63 percent of all respondents believe that gender discrimination is here to stay.

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