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Aug 31, 2023

EEOC proposes ‘expansive’ Pregnant Worker Act rule

Attorneys see the newly proposed rule to implement the federal Pregnant Workers Fairness Act as painting the employee’s right to a reasonable accommodation with a broad brush.

Aug 15, 2023

Continuing to Advance Diversity and Opportunity in Higher Education

Justice officials say they remain firmly committed to equitable educational opportunities for all students.

Mar 6, 2023

Exxon Mobil sued as 5 nooses displayed at Louisiana facility

Exxon Mobil Corp. violated federal law for failing to take sufficient action as five hangman’s nooses were displayed at its facility in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the U.S. government said in a lawsuit. According to the government, in January 2020, a Black employee found a hangman’s noose at his worksite at the Baton Rouge complex run […]

Jul 7, 2022

Waukesha contractor to pay $140K to settle racial harassment, retaliation suit

A Waukesha restoration contractor has agreed to pay $140,000 to settle a federal lawsuit alleging racial harassment and retaliation.

Aug 7, 2018

EEOC lawsuit accuses UW System of age discrimination

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleges the University of Wisconsin System refused to hire a former longtime employee because of her age.

May 15, 2018

Business faces racial discrimination lawsuit

A Milwaukee-area company will go to trial in a racial discrimination case after a federal judge declined to dismiss the lawsuit.

Dec 7, 2017

Islamic advocacy group sues over workplace prayer

An Islamic advocacy group is suing a Wisconsin manufacturer, alleging it failed to accommodate 19 Muslim employees who wanted to take prayer breaks during work time.

Apr 24, 2017

7th Circuit stands alone in ‘sex’ discrimination decision

In July, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals issued its panel decision in Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana and affirmed a district court’s ruling that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not redress sexual-orientation discrimination in the workplace. 830 F.3d 698.

Apr 3, 2017

Former UW animal researcher appeals firing

A former University of Wisconsin-Madison animal researcher fired for taking two federal officials into a closed room during a tour and not relaying what he told them is appealing his termination.

Jul 26, 2016

Complaint: Wisconsin transgender researcher denied coverage

A transgender researcher has filed a complaint against the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Wisconsin and an insurance company for denying her coverage of gender confirmation surgery.

Apr 13, 2016

Neenah Paper settles disability discrimination claim

Neenah Paper will pay $33,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed on behalf of an employee who has a seizure disorder.

Feb 3, 2016

Ariens terminates Muslim workers in prayer dispute

A civil liberties group said Wednesday that it plans to file federal discrimination and harassment complaints after a Wisconsin manufacturer fired seven Muslim employees for violating a company break policy that doesn't provide extra time for prayer.


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