The average Wisconsin resident spends years developing his or her career. In addition to this endeavor, this same resident often works hard to maintain a family. Finding a balance between the two can be tricky; however, most are able to do so and the result is a well-rounded employee. However, when the employer stands in the way of the employee being able to do both, a case of workplace discrimination may exist.
One woman has recently filed suit against her employer alleging discrimination. The woman was employed to work from home and travel to client offices in the capacity of a medical science liaison. Prior to giving birth to her child, the woman requested a six weeks leave of absence. However, due to complications, the woman needed to be on leave for a couple more months.
When she returned to work, she did require some accommodation for breastfeeding. According to the woman, her employer's representatives made inappropriate comments and began taking actions that could be considered retaliatory in nature. Additionally, she was denied the opportunity for a promotion and claims the company changed its travel policy, making it difficult for her to travel and provide care for her child.
Wisconsin residents have the right to work without suffering workplace discrimination. When a situation such as this one occurs, the individual does not necessarily have to choose between work and family. There may be legal options available. Experienced legal counsel can review the situation and offer guidance regarding the best way to proceed.
Source: norcalrecord.com, "Former Alimera Sciences employee files workplace discrimination suit", Amanda Thomas, April 14, 2018