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Survey: Most workers have experienced or seen workplace discrimination

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.

Alan C. Olson and Associates ranked among nation’s “Best Law Firms”

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.

Amazon, trucking company hit with wage-and-hour lawsuit

Today's on-demand economy is dependent on commercial trucking to get items from manufacturers to warehouses and from warehouses to your Milwaukee doorstep. Because of the immense pressure on truckers and delivery drivers from the moment you place your online order, the allegations in a recent wage-and-hour lawsuit against Amazon are not entirely surprising.

Insurer settles race, gender discrimination suit for $20 million

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.

Former Milwaukee TV weatherman alleges anti-Semitism in discrimination lawsuit

A former Milwaukee TV weatherman says he was subjected to anti-Semitic harassment and discrimination at WTMJ-TV before being wrongfully terminated in 2017. Scott Steele and two other former WTMJ employees have filed a religious discrimination and retaliation lawsuit against the station.

Pilots, flight attendants: Frontier discriminates against pregnant women, new moms

It is the perfect time of year to fly Frontier Airlines from Milwaukee to one of its sunny destinations in the South or West. Some of Frontier's employees say that they pay a stiff price to work for the low-cost airline, however.

Part II: Do lawsuits improve workplace gender and race equality?

Regular readers of our Milwaukee employment law blog will recall a recent post about research on workplace discrimination lawsuits published in the American Journal of Sociology. Researchers analyzed the results of 171 race and gender discrimination lawsuits to determine whether the litigation resulted in improvements in the numbers of black women, black men and white women in management.

Part I: Do lawsuits improve workplace gender and race equality?

We know from personal experience that employment law litigation has forced Milwaukee employers to recognize employee rights and compensate workers who were discriminated against on the basis of gender or race. But do lawsuits have an impact that extends beyond the plaintiff? Does employment litigation compel businesses to make long-term improvements to female and minority representation in the workplace?

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