Each individual that reads our Milwaukee Employment Law Blog is likely exposed to some form of news media on a daily basis, whether it is on television, in print, over the radio or through the Internet. Although the news is a big part of our lives, a recent survey showed that for the majority of women journalists, bringing us that information isn't an easy job.
Plenty of people in Wisconsin have a disability but are still able to work. The Americans with Disabilities Act serves to protect citizens with disabilities from discrimination. Amendments to the act were passed in 2009 to offer even broader protections.
A newspaper recently agreed to pay a disabled employee $150,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit. A commercial print manager for the Jackson Sun took a medical leave of absence from work related to a spinal surgery and subsequent permanent spinal cord damage. Following his return to work, and after only one week back on the job, the print manager was fired. An EEOC press release alleges that Jackson Sun did not make a good-faith effort to accommodate the print manager's disability.