Wisconsin Diversity laws & HR compliance analysis

Wisconsin Diversity: What you need to know

The Wisconsin Fair Employment Act (WFEA) prohibits employment discrimination due to 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. 111.31et seq.).
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The Office of State Employment Relations's Division of Affirmative Action is the central affirmative action/equal employment opportunity office for Wisconsin state government. The division is responsible for developing, approving, and monitoring policies and procedures that govern state affirmative action and equal employment opportunity and diversity programs and initiatives. As part of that mission, the agency has developed programs and strategies for maximizing employment opportunities for minorities, persons with disabilities, disabled veterans, and women, which can be found in the "Diversity Zone" athttp://wisc.jobs/public.
Last reviewed June 2016.

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Wisconsin Diversity Resources

Type Title
Handouts Workplace Diversity (Handout)
PowerPoints Managing Non-English-Speaking Employees
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