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Controversy surrounds Wisconsin town’s anti-discrimination ordinance

A two-hour drive north of Milwaukee brings you to De Pere. The historic town sits on the Fox River just minutes south of the picturesque shores of Green Bay. The town has recently been embroiled in a dispute over an anti-discrimination ordinance it passed last year.

Milwaukee stands with Madison, others on local employment law

On one side is the city of Milwaukee, along with the city of Madison, the League of Wisconsin Municipalities, Dane County and a number of labor unions and workers' rights organizations. On the other side are business lobbyists including Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce and the Wisconsin Bankers Association.

Scores of sexual harassment claims in University of Wisconsin system

A culture of sexual harassment has existed for decades at far too many businesses in Milwaukee and across the nation. Unfortunately, it has become apparent in recent days that even students and faculty at Wisconsin's universities have been subjected to sexual harassment, retaliation, sexual assault and other forms of misconduct.

Wisconsin settled harassment claims, but kept supervisor on job

Last year, Wisconsin officials agreed to settle claims by a female state prison employee who said her supervisor kissed her, mistreated her and then fired her. The state then allowed the Racine Correctional Institution supervisor to stay in her job.

The best idea for ending sexual harassment in the workplace

Milwaukee news media has over the past couple of months contained story after story of powerful men whose successful careers in politics, media and business have been derailed by allegations of sexual harassment, sexual assault and other forms of unacceptable misconduct.

Survey: Americans commonly asked improper job interview questions

"Are you married?" "Are you or your partner pregnant?" "To which religion do you belong?" "How old are you?" Those are just some of the questions that can be used by job interviewers to discriminate against individuals in protected classes. Unfortunately, Americans are still being asked those questions in job interviews, a recent Associated Press-CNBC poll found.

#MeToo stories fueling resistance to sexual harassment in the workplace

In the wake of revelations about film producer Harvey Weinstein, millions of women across America have been sharing their stories about sexual harassment in the workplace. Many of the experiences have been shared under the hashtag #MeToo.

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