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Wisconsin employer accused of age discrimination

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.

Study: half of women report nearly daily gender discrimination

According to a recent survey, 69 percent of American women feel more empowered than ever before. While that is certainly good news, the Onepoll survey of 1,000 women and 1,000 men also found that 63 percent of all respondents believe that gender discrimination is here to stay.

Gender discrimination alleged at University of Wisconsin

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.

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.

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