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Equal Rights Decision Digest -- Hypertext Subject Matter Index             [Full Subj. Matter Index]

100 - FAIR EMPLOYMENT
    110  Coverage and application, generally
    120  Prohibited discrimination
(e.g., sex, race, etc.)
    140  Affirmative Action
    150 Particular actions (e.g.,  pay, discharge, etc.)
    160 Meetings about religious, political matters

200 - HOUSING,  PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS
    210  Housing        
    220  Public accommodations

300 - FAMILY & MEDICAL LEAVE ACT

   310 Coverage and application generally
    320 Definition of "serious health condition"
    330 Right to substitute leave
    340 Notice to the employer
    350 Return to equivalent position after leave
    360 Taking partial leave and related issues
    370 Remedies
    380 Cases
    390 Miscellaneous


500 - OTHER LAWS
    510 Public Employee Safety & Health
    520 Employees' Right To Know Law 
    530 Discrimination in Post-Secondary Education
    540  Retaliation for Reports of Abuse or Neglect
    550 State Employee "Whistleblower" Law 
    560 Laws Protecting Military/Emergency Workers
600 - PROOF - STANDARDS,  BURDENS
    610  General
    620  Intentional Discrimination
    630  Disparate Impact
    640  Probable Cause
    650  Specific issues

700 - PROCEDURE
    710 Complaint
    720 Investigation
    730 Conciliation
    740 Procedures prior to hearing
    750 Role of ALJ
    760 Procedures at hearing
    770 Hearing Record , Decisions,  Orders
    780 Reconsideration, Rehearing
    790 Appeal and Review

800 - REMEDIES
    810 Burden of proof
    820 Liability finding
    830 Remedies available
    840 Remedies in particular cases
    850 Duty to mitigate
    860 Frivolous claims and defenses

900 - CIVIL ACTION FOR DAMAGES
(Repealed)
 

 
 
100 FAIR EMPLOYMENT ACT (See also 600, 700, 800)
 
200 OPEN HOUSING and  PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS Laws
 
300 FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT (FMLA)
 
500 OTHER LAWS
 
600 PROOF - STANDARDS AND BURDENS ( WFEA cases)
 
700 PROCEDURE ( WFEA cases)
 
800 REMEDIES FOR DISCRIMINATION ( WFEA cases)
 
900 CIVIL ACTION FOR DAMAGES ( WFEA cases) (Repealed)

 

[Intro. to the ER Digest] - [Subj. Matter Index (Full)] - [Alphabetical Topic List] - [Case Table]

 

 


100 FAIR EMPLOYMENT ACT (WFEA) (s. 111.31, et seq.)
110 Coverage and application, generally
120 Prohibited bases of discrimination (includes 130's)
140 Affirmative Action
150 Particular Employment Actions

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110 Coverage and application, generally
111 Purpose of the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act
112 Who may file a complaint
113 Against whom a complaint may be filed
114 Geographical coverage of the WFEA
115 Express exceptions from coverage
116 Exclusivity of WFEA remedy
117 Effect of other laws on WFEA rights and remedies
118 Constitutional issues
119 Relationship to other litigation: res judicata, collateral estoppel

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112 Who may file a complaint
112.1 Covered individuals
112.2 Covered employment relationships; independent contractors
112.3 Standing
112.9 Miscellaneous

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113 Against whom a complaint may be filed
113.1 Employers
113.2 Labor organizations
113.3 Licensing and employment agencies
113.4 Other persons
113.5 Respondent's responsibility for acts of agents
113.9 Miscellaneous

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117 Effect of other laws on WFEA rights and remedies
117.1 Title VII
117.2 Equal Pay Act
117.3 Age Discrimination in Employment (ADEA)
117.4 ERISA; Labor relations laws (NLRA, LMRA)
117.5 Secs. 118.195-118.20, Stats. (Teachers)
117.6 Worker's Compensation Act (Ch. 102, Stats.)
117.7 Federal Family and Medical Leave Act
117.9 Miscellaneous

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119 Relationship to other litigation: claim preclusion (res judicata), issue preclusion (collateral estoppel); judicial estoppel
119.1 General principles
119.2 Title VII, ADEA, other federal court decisions
119.3 State court decisions
119.4 Other FEP agency decisions
119.5 Arbitration decisions
119.6 Unemployment compensation decisions
119.9 Miscellaneous

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120 Prohibited bases of discrimination (includes 130's)
121 Age Discrimination
122 Arrest or Conviction Record Discrimination
123 Disability Discrimination
124 National Origin and Ancestry Discrimination
125 Race and Color Discrimination
126 Creed (Religion) Discrimination
127 Sex Discrimination
128 Sexual Orientation Discrimination
129 Marital Status Discrimination
130 Use or Non-use of Lawful Products
131 Military Service Discrimination
132 Honesty Testing
133 Retaliation for exercise of rights under the WFEA (s. 111.322(3))
134 Retaliation for enforcing rights under certain other laws (s. 111.322(2m))
135 Genetic Testing

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121 Age Discrimination
121.1 Coverage, exceptions
121.2 Hire
121.3 Compensation, benefits
121.4 Conditions of employment
121.5 Termination
121.6 Retirement plans
121.7 Waivers
121.9 Miscellaneous

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121.1 Age Discrimination; Coverage, exceptions
121.11 Lower age limit; comparative ages of employes
121.12 Upper age limit
121.13 Hazardous occupations
121.14 Preemption

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122 Arrest or Conviction Record Discrimination
122.1 Coverage, exceptions
122.2 The "substantial relationship" standard
122.3 Other affirmative defenses
122.4 Bondability
122.5 Falsification of employment application with respect to prior conviction
122.6 Remedies
122.9 Miscellaneous

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122.1 Arrest or Conviction Record Discrimination; Coverage, exceptions
122.11 General
122.12 Definition of 'arrest record',  'conviction record'
122.13 'Onalaska' rule - underlying act, rather than arrest, as reason
122.19 Miscellaneous

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122.2 Arrest or Conviction Record Discrimination; the "substantial relationship" defense
122.21 Generally
122.22 Circumstances not substantially related
122.23 Circumstances substantially related

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123 Disability Discrimination
123.1 Coverage
123.2 Particular disabilities
123.3 Complainant's burden of proof
123.4 Employer's burden of proof; affirmative defenses
123.5 Employer's duty to accommodate
123.6 Proof of medical facts
123.9 Miscellaneous

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123.1 Disability Discrimination; Coverage
123.11 Definition of disability, generally
123.12 Perceived disability
123.13 Permanent versus temporary conditions
123.14 Conditions found to be disabilities
123.15 Conditions found not to be disabilities
123.16 Preemption by Worker's Compensation Act (see section 117.6)
123.19 Miscellaneous

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123.2 Disability Discrimination; Particular disabilities
123.21 Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
123.22 Alcoholism, drug addiction
123.23 Back problems, lifting restrictions
123.24 Epilepsy, seizure disorders
123.25 Mental impairment
123.26 Visual, hearing impairments
123.27 Other conditions

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123.3 Disability Discrimination; Complainant's burden of proof
123.31 Generally
123.32 Employer's knowledge of disability

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123.4 Disability Discrimination; Employer's burden of proof, affirmative defenses
123.41 Generally
123.42 Inability to perform job-related responsibilities
123.43 Risk of injury to employe or others; reasonable "probability" standard
123.44 Risk of injury to employe or others; lesser "possibility" standard
123.45 Requirement of case-by-case evaluation

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124 National Origin and Ancestry Discrimination
124.1 Coverage; distinction between national origin and ancestry
124.2 Harassment because of national origin
124.3 Cases

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125 Race and Color Discrimination
125.1 Coverage; generally
125.2 Hire
125.3 Conditions of employment, harassment because of race
125.4 Promotion, compensation, terms of employment
125.5 Termination
125.9 Miscellaneous

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126 Creed (Religion) Discrimination
126.1 General coverage
126.2 Exception allowing religious associations to give preference to adherents to their creed
126.3 Constitutional issues
126.4 Employer's duty to accommodate
126.5 Harassment because of creed
126.6 Cases

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127 Sex Discrimination
127.1 Coverage, exceptions
127.2 Hire
127.3 Sexual harassment
127.4 Harassment because of gender
127.5 Compensation, benefits, equal pay
127.6 Promotion, job assignments
127.7 Termination
127.9 Miscellaneous

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127.1 Sex Discrimination; Coverage, exceptions
127.11 Sex as a Bona Fide Occupational Qualification (BFOQ)
127.12 Pregnancy, childbirth, maternity leave or related medical condition
127.13 Claims of sex discrimination by males

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127.7 Sex Discrimination; termination
127.71 Termination because of sex, generally
127.72 Termination because of pregnancy, childbirth, maternity leave or related medical condition

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129 Marital Status Discrimination
129.1 Coverage, generally
129.2 Spousal Identity
129.3 Insurance coverage
129.4 Cases

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132 Honesty Testing
132.1 Required procedures, nature of permitted tests
132.2 Discipline or discharge based on refusal to take test
132.3 Definition of "test results"
132.4 Definition of "independently obtained evidence"

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133 Retaliation for exercise of rights under the WFEA (s. 111.322(3))
133.1 Coverage
133.2 Standard of proof
133.3 Retaliation by former employer
133.4 Cases
133.9 Miscellaneous

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133.2 Retaliation for exercise of rights under the WFEA (s. 111.322(3)); standard of proof
133.21 Prima facie case
133.22 Employer knowledge of oppositional activity
133.23 Establishing causal connection between opposition activity and adverse action

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134 Retaliation for attempts to enforce rights under certain laws other than the WFEA  (s. 111.322(2m))
134.1 Coverage
134.2 Standard of proof
134.3 Cases
134.9 Miscellaneous

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140 Affirmative Action
141 Generally
142 Affirmative action efforts found permissible
143 Affirmative action efforts found impermissible
149 Miscellaneous

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150 Particular Types Of Adverse Employment Actions
151 Constructive discharge
152 Harassment, deprecatory employment atmosphere
153 Printing or making an inquiry which expresses or implies discrimination
154 Failure to post notices required by law
155 Use of subjective criteria in hiring
156 Discrimination by third parties

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152 Harassment, deprecatory employment atmosphere
152.1 Generally
152.2 Harassment because of creed
152.3 Harassment because of national origin
152.4 Harassment because of race
152.5 Sexual harassment
152.6 Harassment because of gender
152.7 Harassment because of sexual orientation

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