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.
Many of our regular Milwaukee employment law blog readers might well recall a post we published in September of last year about a woman who worked for Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc., a worldwide supplier of aftermarket auto parts. Among the firms listed in the Hitachi Group directory is Waupaca Foundry, Inc., a company about a two-hour drive northwest of Milwaukee.
For the first time in U.S. history, race discrimination claims are no longer at the top of grievances filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Unfortunately, disability discrimination in the workplace moved to the top of the list of discrimination claims filed by employees in 2019, the EEOC said.
The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts is one of the focal points of Milwaukee's arts community. For more than 50 years, the facility has been home to arts organizations that include the city's renowned Symphony Orchestra, the Milwaukee Ballet, the Children's Theater and others.
There are nine Big Lots stores scattered across Wisconsin, including one in the Milwaukee metro area. The stores offer furniture, clothing, toys, pet supplies and more.
Walmart has stores in Milwaukee, the suburbs and across Wisconsin. The world’s largest employer has 99 stores in our state, providing thousands of jobs.
He worked as a cart-pusher at the Walmart on Milwaukee Road for 16 years before a new manager took over the store and rearranged his working life. The longtime employee has a developmental disability and is also deaf and visually impaired. He had a reasonable accommodation from Walmart, receiving assistance from a job coach who was paid by public funding.
No matter which part of Milwaukee you live or work in, there's a Domino's Pizza franchise near you. If it feels as if the popular pizza chain is everywhere, it's not an illusion. Domino's has for several years been running ads touting the ease with which you can order its food online.
Brookdale Senior Living operates more than 1,000 retirement communities across the U.S., including several around Wisconsin and one in a Milwaukee suburb. Though the country's largest senior living company touts its ability to accommodate residents with physical limitations, it is accused of being much less hospitable to a job applicant with a disability.
The Hyatt Corporation has nearly 800 luxury hotels in more than 50 countries. There are several here in Milwaukee, including a Hyatt hotel downtown and one at the airport.