Racial discrimination in the workplace is illegal, and yet workers across the state of Wisconsin continue to face unfair working conditions because of something they have no control over -- the color of their skin. General Motors recently came under fire for allegedly allowing rampant workplace discrimination in at least one of its manufacturing plants. The nine black workers suing the company claim that they were subjected to ongoing acts of racial discrimination.
Being mistreated in the workplace can involve so much more than losing out on important opportunities and promotions. While these actions have a tangible, economic impact that is extremely difficult for victims, many also suffer significant emotional damage from acts of workplace discrimination. When a worker in Wisconsin is adversely impacted by such actions, pursuing compensation might not only be helpful, it could also be necessary to realizing a full financial and emotional recovery.
Employers are prohibited from treating workers differently based on a number of factors -- including gender -- but that does not stop many bosses from doing so anyway. Across the state of Wisconsin, many workers are routinely subjected to workplace discrimination for things like their sex, age, race, religion and more. However, these workers are not alone, and they have options for seeking justice.
Women often experience various challenges in the workplace, sometimes including discrimination because of pregnancy. Despite the fact that doctors are some of the highest earners, female practitioners sometimes face complications due to workplace discrimination simply because they are mothers. In Wisconsin and elsewhere, the mistreatment of women in the workplace is unacceptable in any form and for any reason, and in the medical field, this could impact the quality of patient care.
Wisconsin patients rely on medical professionals to provide the best possible care, but some on-the-job issues could make fulfilling that expectation problematic for some women. Physicians who are also mothers report increased instances of workplace discrimination because of the fact that they have children. According to female physicians, the very act of becoming a mother limits their opportunities for advancements and leaves them with lower average salaries than those of their peers.
Although most people pursue careers in science and higher education because of a deep passion for the subject rather than the potential earnings, income still matters. Unfortunately, when it comes to careers in academia and the sciences, some Wisconsin women may still be missing out when it comes to earnings. An out-of-state university recently came under fire in a workplace discrimination lawsuit that accused the institution of engaging in allegedly discriminatory compensation practices.
Wisconsin residents should be able to go to work without worrying about on-the-job harassment. Sadly, many men and women are still subjected to unjust workplace discrimination each and every day. An out-of-state man recently settled a discrimination suit for what he described as years of racial bias at his place of work -- a sheriff's department.
Riot Games, publisher of the popular League of Legends, was recently named in a lawsuit filed by both a current and former employee. The workplace discrimination suit accuses the company of treating its male employees in a preferable manner, and comes several months after a journalistic investigation into claims of sexist behavior at the company. Wisconsin fans of the gaming company might be interested to learn more about the claims behind this suit.
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act is supposed to protect female employees in their place of work. Unfortunately, recent reports show that these protections often fall far short of where they should be. Many Wisconsin employers could not only be engaged in workplace discrimination, but it could also be putting the health of their pregnant workers at risk.
A Wisconsin woman's experience was apparently the springboard for a recent lawsuit filed against Walmart. Filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the suit claims that the company engaged in workplace discrimination against its pregnant employees. The company has denied the claims, citing its accommodation policies.