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U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Title VII Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity Cases

Morgan StippelJuly 29, 2019
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it unlawful to discriminate against employees or job applicants on...

’Tis the Season for Religious Accommodations

Aneet KaurJanuary 4, 2019
The holiday season is the busiest time of year for many employers. It’s also when you’re flooded with time-off-work requests...

No Wedding Cake for You! Supreme Court Decides Colorado Baker Dispute

Saul GlazerAugust 15, 2018
The U.S. Supreme Court recently weighed in on a case in which a baker’s religious freedom collided with a couple’s...

Mandatory Flu Vaccines: Understanding Religious Accommodation Under Title VII

Kristin PierreApril 24, 2017
Religious objections to certain forms of preventative care or medical treatment are not new issues under the law.  In recent...

EEOC Issues New Guidelines on National Origin Discrimination

Saul GlazerJanuary 20, 2017
With the increase in terrorism and attention given to immigration-related complaints, there is commensurate potential for workplace conflict and harassment...

Protected Concerted Activity Strikes Again: Worker’s Firing Unlawful

Leslie SammonApril 18, 2016
In this case, the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals (whose rulings apply to all Wisconsin employers) enforced an order...

Is that Medical Exam Really “Necessary”?

Michael ModlOctober 28, 2015
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits an employer from compelling employees to undergo a medical exam unless the employer...

EEOC’s Conciliation Efforts Subject to Review

Leslie SammonJune 30, 2015
Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has an obligation to...

Constructive Discharge Means Never Having to Say “You’re Fired”

Saul GlazerApril 21, 2009
Courts throughout the United States, including Wisconsin, have routinely used the concept of a “constructive” action in a myriad of...