It is unlawful to discriminate against employees and job applicants because of their:
This law applies to employers, employment agencies, labor unions and licensing agencies.
Employers may not require certain types of honesty testing or genetic testing as a condition of employment, nor discipline an employee because of the results.
Employees may not be harassed in the workplace based on their protected status nor retaliated against for filing a complaint, for assisting with a complaint, or for opposing discrimination in the workplace.
There is a 300-day time limit for filing a discrimination complaint.
For more information or a copy of the law and the administrative rules contact:
201 E Washington Ave Room A100
PO BOX 8928
Madison WI 53708-8928
Telephone: (608) 266-6860
819 N 6th St
Milwaukee WI 53203
Telephone: (414) 227-4384
The Department of Workforce Development is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. If you have a disability and need to access this information in an alternate format or need it translated to another language, please contact us.