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Study: Most who report sexual harassment face retaliation

It has been three years since the #MeToo movement drew back the curtain on sexual harassment in the workplace. While there's little doubt that the media attention on sexual misconduct by prominent men helped raise awareness of the problem, many have wondered if behavior has changed appreciably since October of 2017.

Famed movie studio accused of gender discrimination, retaliation

Some of the greatest films ever made bore the Warner Bros name, including "Citizen Kane," "Casablanca," "The Wizard of Oz," "Cool Hand Luke" and many others. The legendary studio was recently accused by a former marketing executive of gender discrimination, wrongful termination and retaliation.

Google parent settles sexual harassment lawsuit for $310 million

It was a little over two years ago when more than 20,000 Google employees worldwide staged a walkout in protest of the company's handling of sexual harassment allegations and other workplace misconduct charges.

Bad taste: Snack-maker accused of religious discrimination

At this time of year, one of the best ways to pass an afternoon is to hunker down in front of the TV to watch a Milwaukee Brewers or Packers game, with the remote in one hand and snacks within easy reach of the other. It's not uncommon for sports fan fingers across Wisconsin to be coated with the tasty dust of Cheetos, Doritos, Tostitos and Ruffles potato chips - all Frito Lay products.

Walmart settles gender discrimination lawsuit for $20 million

The biggest of all U.S. companies has more than a dozen of its Supercenter stores in Milwaukee and around the metro area. Each area Walmart effectively functions as a clothing store, hardware store, shoe store, sporting goods store and grocery store.

IBM accused of age discrimination by former employee

Once America's preeminent high-tech company, IBM saw its decades-long dominance eclipsed by companies such as Google, Apple, Microsoft and Amazon, among others. A few years ago, Big Blue began an aggressive campaign to regain its position and profits by remaking itself as a leaner, younger firm ready to take on the competition.

Unhappy meal: McDonald's is served another racial discrimination lawsuit

After George Floyd's death while in police custody, McDonald's issued a silent tribute video that said Floyd "was one of us," as were other victims of racial violence. The world's largest fast food chain said it saw those victims in its customers, in its employees and in its franchisees, too.

UAW leader accused of sexual harassment resigns

The United Auto Workers (UAW) has for decades represented workers in labor negotiations in the auto industry, but the union also represents workers in agriculture, aerospace and publishing, among other industries. Here in Milwaukee, a UAW local represents brewery workers.

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