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Wisconsin Civil Rights Laws

Below you will find state-specific laws on civil rights in various different contexts, including whether private civil rights actions are permitted, applicable statutes of limitations, and pertinent code provisions. Click on the links below for state-specific civil rights laws.

Explanation of Terms in Civil Rights Laws Chart

Code Section 106.50 (Housing and Public Places); 111.31, et seq. (Employment)
Agency Housing and Public Places and Employment: Dept. of Workfare Development
Administrative Preemption Housing and Public Places: No; Employment: Yes
Private Action Permitted? Housing and Public Places: Yes; Employment: Yes
Attorney Fees Recoverable by Plaintiff? Housing and Public Places: Yes; Employment: No
Statute of Limitations Housing and Public Places: 1 yr./private action, 1 yr./agency; Employment: 300 days

Note: State laws are constantly changing -- contact an attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.

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