DISCRIMINATION CLAIMS IN WISCONSIN
In Wisconsin, it is illegal to discriminate against a person based upon race, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, age, sex/gender, handicap or disability,arrest/conviction record, marital status, sexual orientation, military service or outside use of lawful products. It is unlawful to treat people less favorably than others because of their “protected class” in employment. The law prohibits discrimination in employment related actions such as recruitment and hiring, pay, promotion, training, demotion, job assignments, leave or benefits, licensing or union membership, lay off and firing, and other employment related actions.
It is also illegal in Wisconsin to retaliate against employees who assert their rights under the fair employment law, the family and medical leave law, and other labor standards law. Further, it is illegal to harass a person because of their sex or because of their particular protected class. Further, engaging in most types of genetic testing or giving an improper honesty test is impermissible under Wisconsin law.
Although there are a few exceptions to the foregoing, it is generally illegal for an employer to discriminate against an employee for any of the foregoing reasons. Our law firm has an active practice in representing both employees and employers in employment discrimination claims. Typically, these claims are handled on a contingency basis, meaning that the employee does not have to pay any attorney’s fees up front. The lawyer’s fees are paid out of any successful recovery of either attorney fees or, in the event of a settlement, a percentage of the settlement.
In particular, our law firm refers such cases to Attorney David D. Daul who has extensive experience in these types of actions. For a free assessment, please contact Attorney David D. Daul directly at 920-437-8191.