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Wisconsin Disability Harassment Attorneys

What is Disability Harassment?

The law prohibits harassment due to an individual’s disability, history of a disability, or the belief he or she has a disability, even if that person does not have one. This is known as unlawful disability harassment.

Disability harassment becomes unlawful when it is so frequent or severe that it creates a hostile or offensive work environment.

Examples of unlawful disability harassment can include:

  • Questioning contribution, value or worth on the job as a result of a disability
  • Posting or telling jokes based on a person’s disability
  • Verbal attacks or disrespectful, demeaning, or offensive comments
  • Complaining about accommodations someone with a disability receives
  • Spreading or perpetuating stereotypes about someone with mental disabilities

Who Can Be the Harasser?

Anyone in the workplace. The harasser can be a boss or supervisor, a boss or supervisor from another department, an individual’s co-workers, or even someone who does not work for the company. It can be harassment if a client, customer, or vendor who spends time at the workplace is being offensive, disrespectful, or hurtful. Employer knowledge is often key in these types of cases.

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