State and federal laws prohibit Wisconsin employers from discriminating against an employee or job candidate on the basis of an individual’s race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, age, disability and other protected classes. Both Federal law, under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Wisconsin state law, under the Wisconsin Fair Employment act (WFEA), go a long way to protect the rights of employees against discrimination.
Recognizing Discrimination in Your Wisconsin Workplace
Workplace discrimination takes on many forms. Discrimination may include a refusal to hire or promote a person based on their race or national origin. It could also be that one employee is given less favorable treatment because they are pregnant or they are older when compared to their coworkers. Discrimination may be to blame when an employer pays a disabled employee less than a fellow employee despite the fact they are performing the same job duties. It may even include overt harassment such as sexual overtures or racial slurs.
Any adverse employment action, including employment termination, that involves discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy or sexual orientation), age, disability, military service or even genetic information discrimination is prohibited either under Federal law, Wisconsin state law, or both.
Call Our Wisconsin Employment Discrimination Lawyers for Help!
When you have been discriminated against at your workplace, it is important to discuss your situation and your legal rights with an experienced discrimination attorney. Contact Alan C. Olsen & Associates for help at 262-785-9606.