I wonder if Wisconsin has the final say or does the federal government decide what is right here.
Maybe I read something wrong or misunderstood the issues at stake here, I dunno.Federal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Laws
I. What Are the Federal Laws Prohibiting Job Discrimination?
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), which prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin;
the Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA), which protects men and women who perform substantially equal work in the same establishment from sex-based wage discrimination;
the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA), which protects individuals who are 40 years of age or older;
Title I and Title V of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended (ADA), which prohibit employment discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities in the private sector, and in state and local governments;
Sections 501 and 505 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities who work in the federal government;
Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA), which prohibits employment discrimination based on genetic information about an applicant, employee, or former employee; and
the Civil Rights Act of 1991, which, among other things, provides monetary damages in cases of intentional employment discrimination.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces all of these laws. EEOC also provides oversight and coordination of all federal equal employment opportunity regulations, practices, and policies.
Federal Laws Prohibiting Job Discrimination: Questions And Answers
@ Maggie: the McDonald's hot coffee case was punitive award was actually warrented. The woman sued because McDonald's jerked her around after she suffered 3rd degree burns from the coffee. All she asked for was get medical expenses be paid, the temperature to be lowered and the lid to be sturdier (it poped off while she was parked and she want the one driving the car) they told her **** off. That "**** of"was why the jury levied such a harsh punishment.
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The financial punitive damages don't cure the problem.....the punishment aspect should be the termination of whatever level of managers participated...
If the jerks are fired, that is putting the punishment where it belongs....
A lot of the crap that goes on at work would stop immediatelly if front line supervision weren't so eager to please upper management that they put their own jobs at risk.
Human Resources is not there so much to protect the lower level employee as much as it is there to protect the company from the stupiditiy of its own front line management...
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Repeal of equal pay enforcement act
Allow abstinence only education
On and on.
What is his next project?
Walker wants warrantless DNA testing for some crime suspects.
Walker wants warrantless DNA testing for some crime suspects
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Lawsuits should be capped period. You should able to collect the collect the cost of the average attorney, and back wages should you win an employee discrimination lawsuit, but you shouldn't be allowed to collect hundreds or thousands of dollars of additional money.Thoughts?
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at least that was my experience with one federal agency
senior management refused to take a look at what was going on until the jury awarded actual and punitive damages (plus attorney fees) in repeated title VII cases in federal court
usually took about a decade to finally get the terrible manager terminated
agreed, but too often those who can get rid of the jerk pay no attention until a title VII case is wonIf the jerks are fired, that is putting the punishment where it belongs....
again, too true - especially in the federal sectorA lot of the crap that goes on at work would stop immediatelly if front line supervision weren't so eager to please upper management that they put their own jobs at risk.
that careerist manager in the field has to answer to that political appointee in DC
that appointee does not expect to be around forever. that careerist manager does. so, either (s)he follows the political appointee's directive - however illegal/unethical it may be, or that careerist manager's career is in jeopardy (because only a few federal managers have a union to defend them against such arbitrary termination actions by politically connected supervisors)
and the truest statement of all. HR is not there to support/defend the rank and file. misunderstand that reality at your own riskHuman Resources is not there so much to protect the lower level employee as much as it is there to protect the company from the stupiditiy of its own front line management...