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Law ups penalty for teachers who view porn

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker on Wednesday signed into law a bill that makes the viewing of pornography on a school district’s computer reason to revoke a teacher’s license. Before the law change, a teacher’s license could only be revoked for immoral conduct. That is defined as conducts that is contrary to commonly ...

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EEOC reduces backlog for first time in nine years

In the same year that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission received the largest number new discrimination charges in its 46-year history, the agency also reduced its current charge backlog by 10 percent – the first such reduction in almost a decade.

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Felon discrimination bill held up in Assembly

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A bill that would allow Wisconsin schools to discriminate against convicted felons when considering whether to hire or fire them is temporarily held up in the state Assembly. Current law allows for employers to discriminate against convicted criminals only if their offense directly relates to the job in question. But under the bill debated Tuesday, it ...

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Assembly takes up felon discrimination bill

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin schools would be allowed to discriminate against convicted felons when considering whether to hire or fire them under a bill before the state Assembly. Current law allows for employers to discriminate against convicted criminals only if their offense directly relates to the job in question. But under the bill up for a vote Tuesday, it ...

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Attorney accuses UW-Madison of discrimination

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An attorney for a conservative group is telling state lawmakers that the University of Wisconsin-Madison that the school clearly discriminates against prospective white and Asian student applicants. Roger Clegg is president and general counsel for the Center for Equal Opportunity. He’s telling the Assembly higher education committee that the governor or lawmakers should end the practice. ...

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Department of Justice settles I-9 discrimination suit

The Department of Justice has settled a lawsuit against Farmland Foods, a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods Inc., that alleged the pork producer discriminated against non-U.S. citizens and foreign-born U.S. citizens in establishing their authorization to work.

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Wis. woman alleges bias in lawsuit against university

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) – The University of Southern Mississippi has denied the claims of a Hispanic woman that she was discriminated against in her pursuit of a master’s degree. The Hattiesburg American reports Maria Salcido, who lives in Wisconsin, filed the suit July 10 in Forrest County Circuit Court. It was moved to U.S. District Court on Aug. 22. Salcido ...

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Former VA official faces discrimination suits (UPDATE)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A former secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs was sued in federal court Wednesday over allegations that he discriminated against white employees. The three lawsuits accuse Kenneth Black, who is African-American, of denying a promotion to one white worker, firing a second and retaliating against a third. The workers are seeking compensatory and punitive ...

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Feds announce suit against mortgage insurance firm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says it is suing the nation’s largest mortgage insurance company and two of its underwriters alleging discrimination against women on paid maternity leave. Officials said the suit filed Tuesday in federal court in Pittsburgh alleges that Milwaukee-based Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corp. required women on paid maternity leave to return to work before the company ...

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Feds accuse Waupaca County of sex discrimination (UPDATE)

WAUPACA, Wis. (AP) — Federal prosecutors filed a lawsuit Monday accusing Waupaca County of discriminating against a female sheriff’s deputy by promoting a less-qualified male candidate over her. Julie Ann Thobaben, a 16-year veteran of the Waupaca County sheriff’s department, was told she couldn’t be promoted because of the county’s nepotism policy, according to the lawsuit. However, the department ignored ...

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Chrysler to pay $60K in Milwaukee retaliation case

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A federal agency says Chrysler Group LLC has agreed to pay $60,000 to resolve allegations of retaliation against two female workers at a Milwaukee distribution center. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says a judge accepted the consent decree Wednesday. According to the EEOC, a supervisor reassigned a female worker from a coveted position to a less ...

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Foley & Lardner attorney sues firm

Milwaukee-based law firm Foley & Lardner LLP was slapped with a discrimination and breach of contract lawsuit this week. Attorney Raymond J. Carey, a founding partner of the firm’s Detroit office, filed suit in Michigan federal court on Feb. 28, alleging that the firm mislead him about his status as a partner and broke compensation promises made during his career ...

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