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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Wisconsin on
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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