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.
A former labor analyst for the Disney Cruise Line recently filed a lawsuit against his past boss. He claims that he was subjected to a hostile environment based largely on his gender and his age. In his lawsuit, he cites his former female manager’s behavior as being innapropriate and demeaning. She allegedly referred to his age in a negative light in front of his peers, downgraded his office space and refused to provide him with technology that other staff were given.
In addition to being passed over for promotions that he was otherwise most qualified for, he also says that he was the victim of repeated sexual harassment. His female manager allegedly spoke frequently of her sexual exploits in an attempt to make him feel uncomfortable. He was later fired for what he says were unjust reasons — his age and his gender.
Workers over the age of 40 are protected from workplace discrimination under federal law, and it is also illegal to discriminate against a worker because of his or her gender. While the latter scenario might more frequently manifest in a male superior discriminating against a female worker, men in Wisconsin can also suffer at the hands of their female bosses. In such situations, seeking compensation through a lawsuit is often an effective approach for achieving just legal recourse, affecting workplace changes and securing a sense of much needed justice.