Employer Assistance Videos


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DWD has produced a series of videos which provide assistance regarding many Equal Rights and Labor Standards issues.

Civil Rights Bureau

Discrimination

Retaliation Protection

An employer may not fire, demote, harass or otherwise "retaliate" against an individual for filing a charge of discrimination, participating in a discrimination proceeding, or otherwise opposing discrimination. The same laws that prohibit discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, and disability, as well as wage differences between men and women performing substantially equal work, also prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose unlawful discrimination or participate in an employment discrimination proceeding.

RETALIATION PROTECTION HOMEPAGE

The Family and Medical Leave Act

The Wisconsin Family and Medical Leave Act requires that all employers with 50 or more permanent employees must allow employees of either sex up to six (6) weeks of leave in a calendar year for the birth or adoption of a child, up to two (2) weeks of leave in a calendar year for the care of a child, spouse, parent, domestic partner, as defined in 40.02(1) or 770.01(1), or parent of a domestic partner with a serious health condition and up to two (2) weeks of leave in a calendar year for the employee's own serious health condition.

FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE ACT HOMEPAGE

The Bone Marrow and Organ Donation Leave Act

The Bone Marrow and Organ Donation Leave Act requires that all employers with 50 or more permanent employees must allow employees up to six (6) weeks leave in a 12-month period for the purpose of serving as a bone marrow or organ donor, if the employee provides his or her employer with written verification that the employee is to serve as a bone marrow or organ donor. Leave may be taken only for the period necessary for the employee to undergo the donation procedure and to recover from the procedure.

BONE MARROW AND ORGAN DONATION LEAVE ACT HOMEPAGE

Discrimination Because of Social Media in Employment, Educational Institutions or Housing

State law protects the privacy of personal internet accounts from employers, educational institutions, and landlords under certain circumstances.

MORE INFORMATION ON DISCRIMINATION FOR USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Civil Rights Statutes and Codes

A complete listing of the Civil Rights Statutes and Administrative Codes that govern the Equal Rights Division's programs and guide our efforts.

CIVIL RIGHTS STATUTES AND CODES HOMEPAGE

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