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June 2019 Archives

Does HR really address workplace discrimination?

Workers often perceive human resource departments as safe places to report workplace problems, such as sexual harassment. However, those feelings might be misplaced. HR departments often prioritize protecting employers over employees by preventing or policing investigations regarding allegations of sexual harassment and other forms of workplace discrimination. 

EEOC investigating fewer workplace discrimination claims

Filing a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is an important step for people who have been discriminated against at work. Victims trust the EEOC to thoroughly investigate claims of workplace discrimination, but this is not always the case. Some Wisconsin workers might have already had to deal with their cases being closed without any type of investigation.

Can your employer request specific documents for your I-9?

When you start a new job, there is a good chance your employer will ask you to complete an I-9 form. After all, employers with at least four employees have an affirmative obligation to verify the identity and work eligibility of all new workers. They may not, however, use the I-9 process to discriminate against you

Fiat Chrysler hit with whistleblowing retaliation suit

Being caught between helping an employer and doing what is right can be an extremely precarious position. When a worker in Wisconsin decides to come forward about misconduct or even illegal workplace behavior, they have to put a lot on the line. This is why there are supposed to be measures in place that protect those who engage in whistleblowing, but those protections sometimes fall short.

Female McDonald's workers describe workplace discrimination

Employees in Wisconsin and across the rest of the country should be able to go to work without worrying about unwanted sexual advances or harassment. This type of workplace discrimination is sadly still a widespread problem. When companies do not handle these issues, it is sometimes up to the workers to take matters into their own hands.

Workplace discrimination often aimed at older workers

Growing older is a luxury not afforded to everyone. But while there may be many benefits to celebrating more birthdays, such as greater life experience and social opportunities, there are also drawbacks. According to some people, workplace discrimination against older workers is preventing them from finding and maintaining gainful employment.

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