Conviction Record Discrimination Win
On February 13, 2013, FAB Attorney Thomas C. Lenz won a conviction record discrimination case before the Wisconsin Equal Rights Division. As a result, FAB’s client was awarded back pay, interest, attorney’s fees, case costs, and injunctive relief. The award totaled over $75,000. Subject to some exceptions, Wisconsin law prohibits arrest and conviction record employment discrimination. Information about the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act is found on the Department of Workforce Development website. Arrest and conviction record discrimination may also violate federal law prohibiting race and national origin employment discrimination, as discussed here by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.