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December 2017 Archives

2017 in review: #MeToo movement strikes back at sexual harassment

To say that the world went for a wild ride in 2017 is to understate the obvious. On virtually every front -- from politics and media to natural disasters, mass shootings and the solar eclipse -- the United States has seen, heard and felt things that were without precedent.

Workplace discrimination suits cost taxpayers over $300K

As more and more workers are being held accountable for their actions of harassment, recent statistics from the federal House Office of Compliance show that the U.S. House of Representatives has paid over $300,000 in disputes over recent years. The workplace discrimination lawsuits in the House have proved to be costly for taxpayers. Individuals in Wisconsin can take heart, knowing that harassment and discrimination continue to be taken seriously in the workplace, and penalties exist for offenders. 

Wisconsin 7th Circuit decides on 2 FMLA and ADA leave cases

Some people have questions about an employer's responsibility to offer leave to employees. These questions have recently been decided upon by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the federal appellate court covering Wisconsin and neighboring states. A worker who has exhausted Family and Medical Leave Act time off may request additional leave though the Americans with Disabilities Act, but is the employer required to honor the ADA request? 

Former Wisconsin senate aide files workplace discrimination claim

A complaint filed against a former state senator, now acting as a city treasurer, has been settled, although he denies the behavior. The details of the Wisconsin workplace discrimination and harassment claim was recently revealed to the media. In light of the revelations, the man has issued a statement. 

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