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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.

Feb 20, 2013

New Pine Ridge Restaurant settles sexual harassment, wrongful termination claims

Merrill Pine Ridge LLC and Kim’s Wisconsin LLC, both doing business as New Pine Ridge Restaurant in the city of Merrill, settled a lawsuit Jan. 14 alleging claims of sexual harassment and a sexually hostile working environment.

Aug 29, 2012

Federal employers cut time for processing complaints

Federal employers have reduced the time they take to process job discrimination complaints, according to a new study by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Jul 18, 2012

Wis. McDonald’s owner settles harassment suit (UPDATE)

The former owner of a McDonald's in south-central Wisconsin has agreed to pay $1 million to nearly a dozen former employees to settle a federal sexual harassment lawsuit.

Jul 16, 2012

JOB CITES: Being aware of ‘anti-fat prejudice’ is worth its weight

A good friend of mine -- not named Warren -- is around 5-foot-9 with boots on, and over the last few years or so has fluctuated between 185 and 200 pounds.

Jun 8, 2012

Blanket policies against hiring ex-cons could get employers into big trouble

Jane Doe was 19 years old when she was charged with prescription fraud. She altered the quantity on a painkiller prescription she received for tooth pain. To make things right after her youthful mistake, she entered a diversion program and was able to avoid having a criminal record that would follow her for the rest of her life. Or so she thought.

Jun 1, 2012

Age neutral: If your practice has a disparate impact on older workers, be ready to explain yourself

Employers who make hiring, firing and compensation decisions that impact older workers more negatively than their younger counterparts are going to have to explain themselves a little more clearly, due to new regulations by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

May 9, 2012

EEOC transgender ruling could open door to gay bias claims

The recent ruling from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission holding that transgendered workers can bring employment bias claims under Title VII is a “game changer” in employment discrimination law, and could lead to claims under the Act based on sexual orientation.

May 7, 2012

EEOC issues guidance on worker criminal background checks

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued updated guidance on employers’ use of criminal background checks in making employment decisions.

Apr 30, 2012

EEOC adds transgender to protected list

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender groups are praising the recent Equal Employment Opportunity Commission decision in Macy v. Holder (appeal no. 0120120821), to extend Title VII employment discrimination protection to transgender individuals.

Apr 30, 2012

Basing hiring decisions on criminal history may violate law, EEOC warns

Employers beware: Your prohibition on hiring job applicants with arrest or conviction records could land you in trouble with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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