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Q: I'm high risk for COVID. Boss says return to office instead of working remotely. Do I get unemployment if I get let go?

I have a Doctor's note stating I should work from home. The office has not been professionally cleaned, there "are sanitizing wipes if needed.." There is only one bathroom for the entire floor of the office building I am in. Over half of the staff already works from home. I have... Read more »

Cynthia Pietrucha
Cynthia Pietrucha answered on May 26, 2020

Under federal law, you likely have the right to ask for a reasonable accommodation for your disability. Have you shared the doctor's note with management or human resources? If not, immediately write a request for a reasonable accommodation to work from home. Your doctor's note needs... Read more »

Q: denie workman comp for my arm. now fired because of it.

I was a stay at home father for three years. So once my 4yr old son started school. I decided to for back to work in my field of management. I started a job at gordmans retail store with is owned by a big company called Stage Store. Well I hurt me left arm back in October and have been seen by many... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 16, 2020

This is a complex and fact-intensive scenario that you would need to discuss with an attorney to receive any kind of meaningful direction. Your post remains open for four weeks, but one option you could consider is to contact a Wisconsin workers' comp attorney to discuss the denial of the WC... Read more »

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Q: I work in a dental lab,never signed a no compete,was fired for trying to do work on the side. Any legal recourse?

I approached my employer about picking up my own accounts and doing my own crowns. All I needed from him was to mill them. Everything else would have been done out of my house and would not have burdened him in any way. I offered him reimbursement for the milling. He said he did not like the idea... Read more »

Greg Mansell
Greg Mansell answered on Nov 6, 2019

No legal recourse for you against your employer. If your employer does this work and you are competing while an employee, there may be legal recourse that your employer can take but that would depend on Wisconsin laws.

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Q: I was on probation at the time I applied for employment. I was denied because of my criminal background. Is this ok.
William F Sulton Esq.
William F Sulton Esq. answered on Apr 17, 2018

Sections 111.321 and 111.322(1) of the Wisconsin Statutes prohibit employers from denying opportunities because of an arrest or conviction record. The facts you describe violate those prohibitions.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Employment Discrimination for Wisconsin on
Q: I was let go from my job due to a loss in performance (due to injury).is this legal?

Found out 2 weeks after terminated my injury has been caused by my job. Can i sue them for this in wisconsin?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Nov 6, 2017

Your remedy is workers comp. Look for a member of the Wisc. Assn for Justice who handles workers comp and employment issues.

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Q: Is our company vulnerable to a gender discrimination suit?

My partners recently voted to hire a less qualified male over a much more qualified female. The vote was for a managers position that is being vacated by a male. Our wisconsin LLC has no female managers. All partners agreed the female was much more qualified. When I suggested that this might leave... Read more »

William F Sulton Esq.
William F Sulton Esq. answered on Jul 14, 2017

There is a more practical question: what is the likelihood that the female candidate will sue? Most business decisions boil down to managing risk. And in terms of litigation, businesses need to consider and weigh likelihood of a lawsuit and the likely cost of defending a lawsuit. It is probably... Read more »

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