What is Employment or Workplace Discrimination?
In Wisconsin, employees and job applicants are protected from discrimination in the hiring process during their employment, and in the termination of their employment, by both federal law and Wisconsin state laws.
Employees may bring discrimination claims in employment practices such as, posting openings, recruiting, hiring, job evaluations, termination, promotion, training, compensation, demotion, and disciplinary action.
Employment Discrimination Understood
Employment discrimination claims do not always result from obvious or overt discriminatory conduct on the part of an employer. In fact, more often claims are based on a pattern of conduct engaged in by the employer and/or the surrounding circumstances of an employment action, such as a termination. Regardless of its origin, in every employment discrimination claim, the burden is on an employee or job applicant to prove that an employment decision was based on or motivated by the individual’s protected class. In response, employers have the opportunity to show that the employment decision was the result of a legitimate business decision. Ultimately, the employee not only has to prove that discrimination occurred, but also that the reason offered by the employer for the employment decision is pretext (demonstrably false and a cover-up for discrimination).
These cases are typically complex. If you believe employment discrimination may be a concern, contact Wisconsin discrimination lawyers, Walcheske & Luzi, LLC.
Age Discrimination (Over the age of 40)
Arrest Record Discrimination
Caregiver & Family Responsibility Discrimination
Conviction or Criminal Record Discrimination
Creed or Religion Discrimination
Equal Pay & Compensation Discrimination
Genetic Testing Discrimination
Honesty Testing Discrimination
Marital Status Discrimination
Military Service or Military Leave Discrimination (USERRA)
National Origin or Ethnicity Discrimination
Race or Color Discrimination
Religious or Political Meeting Non-Participation
Sexual Orientation Discrimination
Use or Non-use of Lawful Products Discrimination
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