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.
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.
Regular readers of our Milwaukee employment law blog know that women continue to face discrimination in the workplace. A new study reveals another layer of that unfair bias. Researchers found that women who weigh even slightly more than peers are likely to be discriminated against in hiring. The study shows that those interviewed said that when qualifications are equal, they are less likely to hire a slightly overweight woman than a woman weighing less.