What is Considered Discrimination in Wisconsin?
In Wisconsin it is illegal to make decisions regarding hiring, firing and other adverse employment actions to an individual or groups based on their:
- Arrest record
- Conviction record
- Genetic testing
- Honesty testing
- Marital status
- Military service
- National origin
- Pregnancy or childbirth
- Sexual orientation
- Use or nonuse of lawful products off the employer's premises during non-working hours
How Do I file a Discrimination Claim in Wisconsin?
First, you should contact an experienced Milwaukee employee rights attorney for guidance. A discrimination claim can be filed either with the state administrative agency, the Wisconsin Equal Rights Division (WERD) or the federal administrative agency, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Consult with an attorney to pursue a lawsuit against an employer to give yourself the best shot at a fair outcome, whether that means an out of court settlement or going to court.
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