The avalanche of news about the pandemic and fierce political disagreements over how to best deal with it has sometimes resulted in substantive news items being ignored by Milwaukee news outlets.
Wisconsin is bordered in the east by Milwaukee and Lake Michigan and in the west by the Mississippi River and La Crosse. According to news reports, the city recently settled a former police officer's race discrimination lawsuit for $83,000.
In a previous Milwaukee employment law blog post, we wrote about Babb v Wilkie, an age discrimination case heard in January by the U.S. Supreme Court. The lawsuit was filed by a Veterans Affairs pharmacist (Babb) who alleged she was denied an opportunity to advance her career on the basis of age and gender discrimination.
Two years ago, an AARP study found that nearly two out of three workers age 45 and above had seen or experienced workplace age discrimination. More than 90 percent of those who had witnessed or experienced age discrimination said they believed that it was common.
AutoZone Auto Parts has several of its more than 6,000 stores nationally in the Milwaukee area. Several years ago, the giant car parts retailer was hit with a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit after a woman was demoted after announcing to co-workers that she was pregnant. She was then fired from her AutoZone job after she filed the suit.
One of the most important protections of workplace rights can be found in the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). It prohibits employers from discriminating on the basis of age against workers and job applicants in matters such as wages, promotions, termination of employment and hiring.
Last summer, Rep. LaKeshia Myers of Milwaukee introduced the CROWN Act in the Wisconsin legislature. The measure is designed to end racial discrimination in the workplace based on natural hairstyles and textures.
Six women have resigned from the campus admissions office at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in a little more than a year. The latest to leave says in a gender discrimination complaint that her departure is a result of the hostile work environment created by a vice chancellor at the school.
The good news is that a new survey shows that three out of four U.S. workers believe that their company’s workforce is diverse. On the downside, three out of five U.S. workers say they have experienced or witnessed workplace discrimination based on age, gender, race or LGBTQ identity.
The Milwaukee, Wisconsin, employment law firm of Alan C. Olson and Associates is pleased to announce its inclusion in the annual “Best Law Firms” rankings by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers. Firms included in the 2020 rankings “are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.” To be eligible for a ranking, a ﬁrm must ﬁrst have a lawyer recognized in The Best Lawyers in America©, which recognizes the top 5 percent of private practicing lawyers in the United States.