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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. 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.

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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 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. 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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