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.
Gender discrimination in the workplace is a real and ongoing issue, but what about the women who never have the chance to break into certain careers in the first place? Although workplace discrimination in regard to advertising open positions was once thought to be a thing of the past, new technology is causing a comeback. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, American Civil Liberties Union and other agencies are currently pursuing lawsuits against Facebook and other companies for allowing targeted job advertisements that exclude large segments of the population in Wisconsin.
Reporting discrimination in the workplace can be a risky decision. For some, the company may take action to end discriminatory behavior and matters might improve. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Many victims of workplace discrimination in Wisconsin experience increased hostility and retaliation after submitting complaints.
With age comes wisdom, but not necessarily job security. Despite years of skills and experience, workers older than 45 years old still face rampant workplace discrimination in Wisconsin. This is true not only employed workers but also for the unemployed who are seeking work.
For most people in Wisconsin, Disney brings to mind childhood memories of movies and theme park rides. Unfortunately, not everyone has such cheery memories. A former employee recently filed a workplace discrimination lawsuit, claiming that the company engaged in gender bias during her pregnancy.
Having a child is a joyful experience for most Wisconsin parents. Unfortunately, treatment in the workplace can overshadow this joyful occasion for some women. An out-of-state mother claims that she was the victim of workplace discrimination when a potential employer rescinded an offer of employment upon learning that she had recently had a child.
With age comes wisdom, but many Wisconsin employers refuse to see it that way. Treating employees differently based on their age is such an entrenched practice that some employers fail to even view their behavior as discriminatory. For major corporations such as Starbucks, workplace discrimination against older employees appears to almost be its culture.
Uber is a transportation networking company that provides ridesharing services in Wisconsin, throughout the country and literally around the world since 2009. Because it is a relatively young company, one might assume that its culture would be progressive and not saddled with traditional behaviors among its management. However, a former employee in the company's technology organization recently filed a lawsuit in another state, alleging workplace discrimination and sexual harassment.
Fox News has dealt with major sexual harassment scandals in the past, involving both top management and well-known on-air personalities. Recently, its parent company paid millions of dollars to several former employees who had alleged that various types of workplace discrimination had occurred there. Although the company is headquartered in another state, discrimination like this can happen anywhere. Employees at Wisconsin businesses may find themselves experiencing the same type of discriminatory behavior.
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.