Fighting Discrimination In Wisconsin: In The Workplace And Beyond
Racial discrimination is not just wrong, it is illegal. Any sort of discrimination, including age discrimination or disability discrimination, is illegal. If you need a workplace discrimination lawyer, our attorneys have decades of experience serving the Madison community. At Kasieta Legal Group, LLC, our employment law attorneys and civil rights lawyers work to level the playing field by fighting for the rights of those who have been discriminated against because of their race, age, sex, gender, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or any other characteristic that is considered a protected class under Wisconsin or federal law.
It Is Illegal To Discriminate Against A Protected Class
Our attorneys represent individuals in cases involving civil rights violations and discriminatory behavior, including:
- Workplace discrimination, including unequal pay, wrongful termination and workplace sexual harassment
- Housing discrimination, including discriminatory evictions
- Public accommodation discrimination, including violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Law enforcement discrimination, including police brutality
Whether you have experienced discrimination where you live or where you work, or in a public setting, we will protect your rights to fair treatment under the law. With extensive experience in employment law and civil rights law, our legal team is skilled at crafting winning strategies to fight discriminatory behavior.
Answering Your Frequently Asked Questions About Discrimination
Our lawyers know that there can be a lot of questions about what can constitute discrimination and discriminatory behavior. Here, our lawyers answer a few of the frequently asked questions.
What is a protected class?
Wisconsin and federal laws protect against workplace discrimination based on a broad range of protected classes. Under federal law, these protected classes include race, color, sex, age, religion, pregnancy, national origin and disability. Wisconsin law also protects workers against discrimination based on sexual orientation.
What are different forms of employment discrimination?
Hiring and firing decisions are most commonly singled out as discriminatory, but discrimination in any part of the employment process can be considered employment discrimination. This can include disparities in pay and other benefits, as well as decisions involving promotions, job assignments, layoffs and job classification. In the hiring process, discrimination can occur in how employers recruit, test and train candidates for jobs.
Is harassment a form of discrimination?
Yes. Workplace sexual harassment is considered a form of sex discrimination, and harassment based on your inclusion in any of the other protected classes is also considered discrimination if it contributes to creating a hostile work environment.
What should I do if I think I’m being discriminated against at work?
If you think you are being treated unfairly at work and you think that treatment constitutes discrimination, it is a good idea to discuss your situation with management, your supervisor or your human resources department. Also, follow company policy and protocol for reporting suspect behavior. In addition, keeping notes and documenting any instances of suspect behavior and gathering physical evidence like documents or emails can help you prove your case if you have to take your case further. If management or human resources is not able or does not adequately address your concerns, an experienced employment law attorney can help you identify additional options.