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Insurer settles race, gender discrimination suit for $20 million

Jackson National Life Insurance Co. has made big changes to its corporate structure in recent years. Like so many other businesses, it has closed offices - including one here in Wisconsin - to reduce payroll and overhead in order to stay competitive. According to settlement terms of a race, sex and national origin discrimination and retaliation lawsuit, the company has more big changes to make.

Former Milwaukee TV weatherman alleges anti-Semitism in discrimination lawsuit

A former Milwaukee TV weatherman says he was subjected to anti-Semitic harassment and discrimination at WTMJ-TV before being wrongfully terminated in 2017. Scott Steele and two other former WTMJ employees have filed a religious discrimination and retaliation lawsuit against the station.

Pilots, flight attendants: Frontier discriminates against pregnant women, new moms

It is the perfect time of year to fly Frontier Airlines from Milwaukee to one of its sunny destinations in the South or West. Some of Frontier's employees say that they pay a stiff price to work for the low-cost airline, however.

Part II: Do lawsuits improve workplace gender and race equality?

Regular readers of our Milwaukee employment law blog will recall a recent post about research on workplace discrimination lawsuits published in the American Journal of Sociology. Researchers analyzed the results of 171 race and gender discrimination lawsuits to determine whether the litigation resulted in improvements in the numbers of black women, black men and white women in management.

Part I: Do lawsuits improve workplace gender and race equality?

We know from personal experience that employment law litigation has forced Milwaukee employers to recognize employee rights and compensate workers who were discriminated against on the basis of gender or race. But do lawsuits have an impact that extends beyond the plaintiff? Does employment litigation compel businesses to make long-term improvements to female and minority representation in the workplace?

A look at differences between Wisconsin and federal employment law

No one has to be told what the bite in the air means: it is time to get your car and home ready for another cold Wisconsin winter. In order for Badger State residents to survive winter comfortably, it’s important to understand the differences between our winters and those in sunnier climes.

Low Ryder? Rental company sued for racial discrimination

You can rent a Ryder truck at more than a dozen locations across the Milwaukee area and the state of Wisconsin. The company rents more than 37,000 vans, moving trucks, 18-wheelers and commercial trailers to consumers of any size, shape, color or background.

Justice delivered: UPS settles pregnancy discrimination charge for $2.25 million

Every day, UPS delivery drivers in brown uniforms race their matching brown trucks all over Milwaukee to drop off and pick up packages. Virtually everyone has gotten deliveries from UPS, but it turns out that not every employee is treated equally by the world's largest package delivery company.

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