There are a number of Wal-Mart stores in and around the Milwaukee metro area. The nation's largest retailer was recently named in a proposed class action lawsuit filed by two former employees alleging the chain of treating pregnant workers as “second-class citizens.” The pregnant workers were denied requests to climbing on ladders, heavy lifting and other potentially risky tasks.
If you have about 10 hours of free time and a tankful of gas, you could drive west of Milwaukee on a tour of the upper Midwest. You would get to see much of central Wisconsin and southern Minnesota before arriving in South Dakota. The Mount Rushmore State is the site of an interesting employment law dispute between a former employee and the state department that enforces employment law in South Dakota.
The District I Appeals Court in Milwaukee has ruled that AT&T Wisconsin (also known as Wisconsin Bell) violated state law when it fired an employee with bipolar disorder.
Milwaukee PBS has been a regular part of our city's broadcast media for nearly six decades. The TV station recently aired a report on Newshour that highlighted an issue important to many of our readers: disability discrimination in the workplace.
A world of information is online, but if the information isn't accessible to everyone, is it really useful? And are there steps that can be taken to make the information accessible to everyone?
It was originally a pot in which different types of metals were melted and combined. Today, we refer to America as a melting pot where different cultures, ethnicities, races, religions and more are blended.
Milwaukee employers and employees alike generally understand that the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 prohibits workplace discrimination based on physical limitations. But does the ADA also protect workers with mental conditions from discrimination and harassment?
A Wisconsin woman was hired as a counselor with a full year of probation for her employer to judge her job performance. Based on mixed evaluations, her supervisor recommended against retaining the woman beyond that first year.
If you drive north of Milwaukee along the shore of Lake Michigan for about an hour and a half, you will come to Manitowoc, a vacation spot dear to many of our city's residents. It is also home to Orion Energy Systems, a lighting and power technology company, and the focus of a recent federal court decision.