Violation of sub. (2) (d) requires that an ordinary reader find that an advertisement suggests a particular class is preferred or dispreferred. Milwaukee Fair Housing Council v. LIRC, 173 W (2d) 199, 496 NW (2d) 159 (Ct. App. 1992).
Sub. (9) (a) 2. prohibits price differentials or discounts based on the categories specified in the statute. Offering free drinks to women and not men is prohibited regardless of whether other promotions offered preferential treatment to men. Novak v. Madison Motel Associates, 188 W (2d) 407, 525 NW (2d) 123 (Ct. App. 1994).
Under (3) the department is precluded from actively publicizing complaints only at those stages before the department finds that conference, conciliation and persuasion have not eliminated the alleged discrimination. 60 Atty. Gen. 43.
Wisconsin open housing law permits, but does not require, department to receive and process class action complaints of housing discrimination. 70 Atty. Gen. 250.
Insurer of apartment had duty to defend owner and manager for liability under this section. Gardner v. Romano, 688 F Supp. 489 (E. D. Wis. 1988).
Federal rent vouchers are not clearly within the meaning of "lawful source of income". Knapp v. Eagle Property Management Corp. 54 F (3d) 1272 (1995).
Closing the Door on Cohabitants Under Wisconsin's Open Housing Law. Neuman. 1995 WLR 965.
Equal rights council. 106.05(1)
The equal rights council shall disseminate information and attempt by means of discussion as well as other proper means to educate the people of the state to a greater understanding, appreciation and practice of human rights for all people, of whatever race, creed, color, sexual orientation or national origin, to the end that this state will be a better place in which to live.
The council shall give consideration to the practical operation and application of ss. 106.04
and report to the proper legislative committee its view on any pending bill relating to the subject matter of ss. 106.04
History: 1971 c. 185
; 1971 s. 228; Stats. 1971 s. 101.221; 1981 c. 112
; 1995 a. 27
; Stats. 1995 s. 106.05.
Division of equal rights. 106.06(2)
The division shall encourage and assist local units of government in guaranteeing all persons an equal opportunity for housing.
All gifts, grants, bequests and devises to the division for its use for any of the purposes mentioned in s. 106.05
are valid and shall be used to carry out the purposes for which made and received.
The division shall review complaints of discrimination against public employes exercising their rights with respect to occupational safety and health matters, under s. 101.055 (8)
The division shall receive complaints of discharge or discrimination under s. 46.90 (4) (b)
and shall process the complaints in the same manner that employment discrimination complaints are processed under s. 111.39
History: 1971 c. 185
; Stats. 1971 s. 101.222; 1977 c. 29
; 1981 c. 360
; 1983 a. 398
; 1989 a. 47
; 1995 a. 27
; Stats. 1995 s. 106.06.
Postsecondary education: prohibition against discrimination on basis of physical condition or developmental disability. 106.07(1)(1)
Subject to sub. (3)
, no school, university or other institution offering courses or programs in postsecondary education or vocational training which is supported wholly or in part by public funds may refuse to admit any person to any school, institution, course or program or any curricular or extracurricular activity, or may otherwise discriminate against any person, solely on the basis of physical condition or developmental disability as defined in s. 51.01 (5)
If admission to any such school, university, institution, program or course requires that a prospective enrollee take a standardized aptitude examination and the prospective enrollee is unable to take such an examination under standard conditions because of physical condition or developmental disability as defined in s. 51.01 (5)
, the school, university or institution shall make a good-faith effort to modify the examination conditions in a manner which will permit the prospective enrollee to demonstrate aptitude. The failure of any school, university or institution to make such a good-faith effort is discrimination within the meaning of this section.
The prohibition against discrimination under sub. (1)
does not apply to:
Courses, programs or activities involving the handling or operation of hazardous substances, machines or appliances if there is no feasible way in which the physical safety of the disabled student or of other persons can be adequately protected; or
The admission of a person who does not meet the minimum physical standards which are reasonably necessary for a particular course, program or activity. The school, university or other institution has the burden of proving that such minimum physical standards are reasonably necessary.
The department shall receive and investigate complaints charging discrimination or discriminatory practices in particular cases, and publicize its findings with respect thereto. The department has all powers provided under s. 111.39
with respect to the disposition of such complaints. The findings and orders of examiners may be reviewed as provided under s. 106.04 (10) (b)
Findings and orders of the commission under this section are subject to review under ch. 227
. Upon such review, the department of justice shall represent the commission.
Discrimination in education prohibited.
No child may be excluded from or discriminated against in admission to any public school or in obtaining the advantages, privileges and courses of study of such public school on account of sex, race, religion or national origin.
History: 1975 c. 94
; 1995 a. 27
; Stats. 1995 s. 106.08.
Public employment offices. 106.09(1)
The department shall establish and conduct free employment agencies, license and supervise the work of private employment offices, do all in its power to bring together employers seeking employes and working people seeking employment, make known the opportunities for self-employment in this state, aid in procuring employment for the blind adults of the state, aid in inducing minors to undertake promising skilled employments, provide industrial or agricultural training for vagrants and other persons unsuited for ordinary employments, and encourage wage earners to insure themselves against distress from unemployment. It shall investigate the extent and causes of unemployment in this state and the remedies therefor in this and other countries, and it shall devise and adopt the most efficient means within its power to avoid unemployment, to provide employment, and to prevent distress from involuntary idleness.
Any county, city, town or village may enter into an agreement with the department for such period of time as may be deemed desirable for the purpose of establishing and maintaining local free employment offices, and it shall be lawful for any county, city, town or village to appropriate and expend the necessary money and to permit the use of public property for the joint establishment and maintenance of such offices as may be agreed upon, or in counties containing 250,000 inhabitants or more in any city, town or village therein to purchase a site and construct necessary buildings. Provided, that in any county, city, village or town therein, wherein there is a citizens' committee on unemployment, such committee may rent, lease, purchase or construct necessary buildings for the joint establishment and maintenance of such free employment office, subject to the approval of such plans by the department. The department may establish such free employment offices as it deems necessary to carry out the purposes of ch. 108
. All expenses of such offices, or all expenses not defrayed by the county, city, town or village in which an office is located, shall be paid from the appropriations to the department provided in s. 20.445 (1) (ga)
The department may rent, furnish and equip, except as provided in sub. (2)
, such offices as may be needed in cities for the conduct of its affairs. All payments arising under this section shall be charged against the proper appropriation for the department.
The legislature hereby accepts the provisions of an act of congress, approved June 6, 1933, entitled "An act to provide for the establishment of a national employment system and for cooperation with the states in the promotion of such system, and for other purposes."
The department is authorized and directed to cooperate with the U.S. employment service in the administration of said act and in carrying out all agreements made thereunder.
All moneys made available to this state under said act shall, upon receipt thereof, be paid into the federal administrative financing account under s. 20.445 (1) (n)
The department may, by rule, fix and collect fees for provision of employment services authorized but not funded by the U.S. employment service.
Veterans job training.
The department shall cooperate with the U.S. department of veterans affairs in the performance of functions prescribed in P.L. 79-679
, 60 Stat. 934 and any acts amendatory thereof or supplementary thereto. The secretary may with the approval of the governor take all necessary steps in the making of leases or other contracts with the federal government in the adoption and execution of plans, methods and agreements to effectuate P.L. 79-679
History: 1971 c. 185
; 1971 c. 228
; Stats. 1971 s. 101.25; 1977 c. 29
; 1989 a. 56
; 1995 a. 27
; Stats. 1995 s. 106.10.
Employment and training programs. 106.11(1)
The department shall cooperate with the federal government in carrying out the purposes of the federal job training partnership act, 29 USC 1501
. In administering the programs authorized by that act the department shall, in cooperation with other state agencies and with private industry councils, establish a statewide coordinated employment and training delivery system to meet the employment, training and educational needs of persons in this state.
"Economically disadvantaged individual" means an individual to whom at least one of the following applies:
The individual receives, or is a member of a family which receives, cash welfare payments under a federal, state or local welfare program.
The individual has, or is a member of a family which has, received a total family income for the 6-month period prior to application for the program involved, excluding unemployment compensation, child support payments and welfare payments, which in relation to family size did not exceed the higher of the poverty level determined in accordance with criteria established by the director of the federal office of management and budget or 70% of the lower living standard income level.
The individual receives food stamps pursuant to the food stamp act of 1977.
The individual is a foster child or treatment foster child on behalf of whom state or local government payments are made.
In cases permitted by regulations of the U.S. secretary of labor, the individual is an adult handicapped individual whose own income meets the requirements of subd. 1. a.
, but who is a member of a family whose income does not meet those requirements.
"Eligible youth participant" means an individual between the ages of 14 and 21 who is either of the following:
At least one year behind his or her high school entering class in academic credit.
"Handicapped individual" means an individual who has a physical or mental disability which for the individual constitutes or results in a substantial handicap to employment.
In carrying out its responsibilities under this section, the department shall coordinate services authorized under 29 USC 1533
and provided by the department of education and the technical college system board to provide programs to help eligible youth participants, at least 75% of whom shall be economically disadvantaged individuals. At least 50% of the federal moneys received under 29 USC 1602
(b) (1) shall be used for programs under this subsection.
To ensure that the governor's coordination and special services plan proposed by the governor's council on workforce excellence and each job training plan proposed by a private industry council pursuant to the federal job training partnership act, 29 USC 1501
, coordinate with and consider programs and services provided or proposed by other bodies with a direct interest in employment, training and human resources utilization and respond to concerns of interested citizens, employment and training service providers and members of the business community, the governor's council on workforce excellence and each private industry council shall make their proposed plans available to the public and after reasonable notice hold at least one public hearing before submittal to the governor under par. (c)
. The governor's council on workforce excellence or private industry council shall provide notice of the public hearing and a copy of the proposed plan or a summary of it to the appropriate standing committees under par. (b)
. The public hearing shall be held sufficiently in advance of the date each council must submit its plan to the governor to permit the council to address concerns raised at its hearing. The public hearing shall be held at a reasonable time in a place accessible to the public, including handicapped persons.
The governor's council on workforce excellence shall submit notice of public hearing and a copy of the proposed governor's coordination and special services plan or a summary of it to the standing committees dealing with education, economic development and employment and to any other appropriate standing committee in each house of the legislature at least 120 days before the beginning of the first of 2 program years covered by the plan.
Each private industry council shall submit its notice of public hearing and a copy of its proposed job training plan or a summary of it to the standing committees dealing with education, economic development and employment and to any other appropriate standing committee in each house of the legislature. The private industry council shall submit notice and the plan or summary at least 120 days before the beginning of the first of 2 program years covered by the plan, pursuant to 29 USC 1515
(a) (1) (B), and according to procedures established by the department.
After the public hearing under par. (a)
, the governor's council on workforce excellence or the private industry council shall submit its proposed plan to the governor according to procedures established by the department. The governor's council on workforce excellence or the private industry council shall include all of the following with the proposed plan submitted to the governor:
A copy of any written testimony presented to the council.
A summary of any oral testimony presented to the council.
A discussion of testimony presented in opposition to the council's proposed plan, including whether the council has addressed or will address the opposing parties' concerns and a justification of any decision by the council not to address those concerns.
History: 1985 a. 29
, 3202 (22)
; 1993 a. 399
; 1995 a. 27
, 9145 (1)
; Stats. 1995 s. 106.11.
Governor's council on workforce excellence. 106.115(1)(1)
The governor's council on workforce excellence shall oversee the planning, coordination, administration and implementation of the employment and education programs provided under all of the following:
The youth apprenticeship program under s. 106.13
and any other apprenticeship program for which the department provides assistance.
NOTE: The bracketed language indicates the correct cross-reference.
The veterans job training program under s. 106.10
and any other job training program for veterans administered by the department.
Such other employment and education programs as the governor may by executive order assign to the council.
The governor's council on workforce excellence shall do all of the following:
Identify the workforce development needs of the state and recommend to the governor goals for meeting those needs and steps to meet those goals.
Review the provision of services and the allocation of funding and resources under the programs specified in sub. (1)
and recommend to the governor a strategic plan for coordinating the provision of those services and for allocating that funding and those resources, consistent with the laws, rules and regulations governing those programs, so as to best respond to the workforce development needs identified under par. (a)
Monitor the provision of services and the expenditure of funding and resources under the programs specified in sub. (1)
and evaluate the effectiveness of those programs in meeting the employment and education needs of the participants in those programs.