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Assembly Bill 289 – Repeal of Compensatory and Punitive Damages under the WFEA

WFEA Remedies Prior to 2009
Under the Wisconsin Fair Employment law (WFEA) in place prior to 2009, if the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) found that a person had refused to hire an individual, terminated an individual’s employment, or discriminated against an individual in promotion, in compensation, or in terms, conditions, or privileges of employment on the basis of the individual’s age, race, creed, color, disability, marital status, sex, national origin, ancestry, arrest or conviction record, membership in the National Guard or military reserves, or use or nonuse of a lawful product during non-work hours, DWD may order the person to reinstate the employee, provide back pay for up to two years before the filing of the complaint, and pay costs and attorney fees. (read more)




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