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Antidiscrimination Policies Alone Don’t Eliminate Employer Liability

Elizabeth StephensMarch 3, 2020
A recent report issued by the National Guard Bureau’s Judge Advocate in the Office of Complex Investigations (NGB-JA/OCI) found the...

Letting It Slide: Documenting Infractions at the Ice Rink

Aneet KaurSeptember 20, 2019
The U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals (the federal appeals court that governs Wisconsin) recently handed a win to employers,...

Recent Settlement Suggests Shift Toward More Parental Leave Parity

August 26, 2019
A recent legal settlement over a parental leave dispute may encourage employers to move toward more gender-neutral parental leave policies....

Obesity Not a Disability Under ADA Absent Underlying Physiological Problem

Saul GlazerAugust 4, 2019
In a case involving a severely heavyset employee, the 7th Circuit recently decided obesity isn’t a disability protected by the...

Supreme Court Resolves Circuit Split on Title VII’s Charge-Filing Requirement

Aneet KaurAugust 4, 2019
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 requires employees to exhaust certain administrative remedies before pursuing an employment...

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...

Supervisor’s Racial Actions Don’t Need to be ‘Hellish’ to Qualify as Hostile

Kathryn GriggMay 6, 2019
A supervisor’s use of racial epithets and harassing behavior may create a racially hostile work environment even when a coworker’s...

#MeToo: Sexual Harassment is Alive, and It Is Not Well

Saul GlazerJanuary 2, 2018
The recent dismissal of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein from the company that bore his name has again opened wounds of...

When Is a Leave of Absence Not a Reasonable Accommodation?

Michael WestcottJanuary 2, 2018
In a recent decision, the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals (whose rulings apply to all Wisconsin employers) rejected the Equal Employment...