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Wisconsin police department settles race discrimination lawsuit

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.

Part II: Age discrimination could become tougher to prove

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.

Part I: Age discrimination could become tougher to prove

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.

Pregnancy discrimination: AutoZone verdict put employers on notice

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.

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.

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.

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