The Wisconsin Fair Employment Act (WFEA) prohibits employment discrimination because of age, race, creed, color, disability, marital status, sex, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, arrest or conviction record, genetic test results, military service, use or nonuse of lawful products away from the workplace during nonworking hours, or declining to attend a meeting or to participate in any communication about religious or political matters. The WFEA covers employers with one or more employees and includes the state and its political subdivisions (WI Gen. Stat. Sec. 111.31 et seq.).
Like federal law under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the WFEA prohibits discrimination in hiring, advancement, compensation, or any other condition of employment.
Each sponsor of an apprenticeship program registered with the state must recruit, select, employ, and train apprentices without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex (WI Admin. Code DWD Sec. 296.04 et seq.).
The WFEA also limits employers' use of honesty testing and genetic testing. Additional information is available. .