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April 2020 Archives

Part I: Age discrimination could become tougher to prove

Two years ago, an AARP study found that nearly two out of three workers age 45 and above had seen or experienced workplace age discrimination. More than 90 percent of those who had witnessed or experienced age discrimination said they believed that it was common.

EEOC to employers: Don’t deny workplace rights during pandemic

While the COVID-19 pandemic presents unprecedented challenges, it is important for everyone to remember that all laws and regulations are still in place and still being enforced. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently reminded employers that they can respond to the virus and protect their businesses and workers without violating federal disability discrimination law.

Pregnancy discrimination: AutoZone verdict put employers on notice

AutoZone Auto Parts has several of its more than 6,000 stores nationally in the Milwaukee area. Several years ago, the giant car parts retailer was hit with a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit after a woman was demoted after announcing to co-workers that she was pregnant. She was then fired from her AutoZone job after she filed the suit.

Wisconsin employer accused of age discrimination

One of the most important protections of workplace rights can be found in the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). It prohibits employers from discriminating on the basis of age against workers and job applicants in matters such as wages, promotions, termination of employment and hiring.

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