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Wisconsin Walmart faces workplace discrimination accusations

It's the store that greets you with a friendly smile and a sticker. The giant retailer has a long history of employing older and disabled workers, but one location has been charged with failing to accommodate an employee's needs. A recent incident in a Wisconsin Walmart location has led to allegations of workplace discrimination due to the company's treatment of a long time employee. 

Workplace discrimination charges for Wisconsin care center

An employer should offer employees reasonable accommodations for their temporary disability needs. In fact, these types of adjustments are part of the law of the land in Wisconsin. Pregnancy is considered a type of temporary disability, so a company that offers light duty for other types of disabilities should also offer the same for its pregnant workers. One company is facing a workplace discrimination suit for allegedly violating a worker's rights to reasonable accommodations.

Workplace discrimination complaint filed by Wisconsin officer

A recent news story tells about a police officer who has filed a complaint related to mistreatment she suffered on the job. The Wisconsin officer reportedly experienced workplace discrimination when she did not receive help after reporting ongoing harassment to her supervisors. Two officers have resigned in the aftermath of the complaint, and the woman has been moved to another shift, giving hope to others that their claims of harassment can be taken seriously when the right agencies are involved. 

Workplace discrimination guidelines for high status workers

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 laid some important guidelines for workers. Title VII of the federal law protects workers against workplace discrimination. But high-ranking workers in Wisconsin, such as executive and law firm partners, may be wondering whether their position is considered employer or employee. A decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in the Clackamas case has laid out guidelines for courts to determine whether a worker is an employee or an employer, and therefore whether the individual is protected against certain forms of workplace discrimination. 

Age a factor in workplace discrimination

Age is nothing but a number, some say. But others, including some employers have a different view. Despite having legislation enacted to prevent age discrimination, this type of workplace discrimination still exists and seems to be thriving in the digital age. Older workers in Wisconsin may find some facts from a recent article about age discrimination reflective of their own experience. 

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