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Nursing home and worker face sexual harassment, retaliation suit

Although Milwaukee news outlets did not report on the story, we read recently of a man accused by former co-workers of making their lives miserable with two years of inappropriate and unacceptable workplace behavior. A lawsuit filed against the former nursing home worker and his employer says he sexually harassed and assaulted at least four women who worked at the facility.

Luxury retailer accused of age, race discrimination, retaliation

High-end department store chain Saks Fifth Avenue has a Chicago location, but it is their flagship New York outlet that is the focus of eight of its former employees. The group recently filed a race and age discrimination lawsuit in which they allege that they store had a hostile work environment and that they were wrongfully terminated from their jobs.

Harassment allegations roil suburban Chicago city government

In the western Chicago suburbs, a woman who served as DeKalb’s interim city manager said she was placed on leave because she refused to answer questions about whether she was dating one of the city’s aldermen. A few day ago, her employment law attorney filed a workplace discrimination claim that alleges she was subjected to sexual harassment and retaliation in a hostile work environment.

Google listens to protesters, alters sexual harassment policies

It wasn’t that long ago that many corporations believed sexual harassment was not an issue deserving of much more than occasional lip service. But times have changed and many companies are trying to get ahead of the problem and resolve complaints quickly and to the satisfaction of complainants before a sexual harassment lawsuit is filed.

Firefighter gets $11 million for gender discrimination, retaliation

Just south of Chicago sits Country Club Hills, a modest suburb of about 16,000 residents. A jury there recently awarded a firefighter more than $11 million in a gender discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit.

Wisconsin harassment, retaliation lawsuit settled

Those who expect elected officials to hold themselves to a higher standard are undoubtedly disappointed in the news that the Dane County District Attorney's office has settled a harassment and retaliation lawsuit that claimed misconduct by the prosecutor.

Illinois landmark sued for discrimination and retaliation

Out in the western Chicago suburbs sits the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, once one of the most powerful and large particle accelerators in existence. The landmark science facility brags that it brings “the world together to solve the mysteries of matter, energy, space and time.”

Doctor sues Medical College of Wisconsin for religious discrimination

A Milwaukee business publication is reporting that a former Medical College of Wisconsin professor is claiming that she was disciplined and ultimately fired for arriving late to work after she attended an Islamic religious service. She has filed a religious discrimination and retaliation lawsuit against the school.

More LGBT employees filing discrimination complaints since civil rights expansion

It was “the gayest year in history,” the vice president of the gay rights group Human Rights Campaign said of 2013 at the end of the year. That year, the U.S. Supreme Court and several states expanded protections for the LGBT community.

Wisconsin Supreme Court upends employment law

For more than two decades, our state’s Labor and Industry Review Commission used the inference method" of causation to find liability in certain employment law cases. But the Supreme Court of Wisconsin upended that legal tradition when it concluded that the inference method is inconsistent with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act (WFEA).

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