Wisconsin law prohibits an employer or person from retaliating against an individual for the following reasons:
Persons who believe they have been victims of unlawful retaliation may file a discrimination complaint with the department.
No. Retaliation protection under Wis. Stat. § 111.322 (2m) applies to the following laws only:
No. Employers must be provided a full and fair opportunity to respond to any claims made against them.
It depends. The employer must take an adverse employment action against you. Retaliation is not limited to termination. It includes demotion, reduction in hours or pay, denial of a promotion, reprimands, negative performance reviews, and other adverse employment action.
Contact the Equal Rights Division to learn more about what kind of behavior constitutes an adverse employment action.
Employees who feel they have been the subject of retaliation can file a Fair Employment Law Complaint (ERD-18359-E) with the division.