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File an Equal Rights Division complaint

The Equal Rights Division now offers online filing for labor standards complaints and some civil rights complaints, including unpaid wages, personnel records, discrimination in employment and housing, and family and medical leave complaints.

Follow the instructions below to file your complaint.

  1. Create your DWD ID.

    Enter your information, create a username and password, and click next. If you have previously created a DWD ID to work with another division, such as the Unemployment Insurance Division, you may skip to step 3.

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  2. Confirm your email.

    Once you have created your DWD ID, you will receive a confirmation email from the DWD Wisconsin Logon Management System. Use the link provided within that email to confirm your account.

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  3. File your complaint.

    Once you have confirmed your account, you may file a complaint. Select one of the four options below to begin the complaint process. You will be asked to login using your DWD ID.

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    • child labor, wage payment, hours of work & overtime etc...
    • visit the labor standards page

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    Note: Filing a complaint using the wrong complaint form can delay the acceptance date with our office. Contact our office if you are uncertain which form to use.

    Click each tab at the top of the page or use the next/previous buttons at the bottom of the page to navigate through the complaint form. Please do not use the browser forward/back buttons.

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For technical assistance, or if you have difficulty creating a DWD ID, contact the Information Technology Solution Center (ITSC) for assistance by calling 608-266-7252. The ITSC has technicians available from 6 am - 5 pm, Monday through Friday.

If you have not received your confirmation email, please check your SPAM folder before contacting ITSC.

If you are unable to file electronically you may print, fill out (including your signature) and mail your paper Labor Standards or Civil Rights complaint. Contact our office if you are uncertain which form to use.