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May 2020 Archives

You don't have to fight for long-term disability benefits alone

Long-term disability (LTD) insurance is a safety net that is supposed to catch you if you can no longer work due to a disabling illness or injury. But when the insurance company rejects your LTD claim, you face potentially catastrophic financial and health outcomes.

Former Milwaukee health official settles race discrimination suit

Patricia McManus got off to a rocky start as interim Milwaukee Health Commissioner after her appointment in early 2018 after she told a local radio audience that "the science was still out" on whether vaccines cause autism. The Journal Sentinel reported at the time that "her comments drew sharp criticism from several experts in the field."

Wisconsin police department settles race discrimination lawsuit

Wisconsin is bordered in the east by Milwaukee and Lake Michigan and in the west by the Mississippi River and La Crosse. According to news reports, the city recently settled a former police officer's race discrimination lawsuit for $83,000.

Part II: Age discrimination could become tougher to prove

In a previous Milwaukee employment law blog post, we wrote about Babb v Wilkie, an age discrimination case heard in January by the U.S. Supreme Court. The lawsuit was filed by a Veterans Affairs pharmacist (Babb) who alleged she was denied an opportunity to advance her career on the basis of age and gender discrimination.

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