Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
A federal law that prohibits discrimination in employment on the bases of race, color, religion, sex and national origin. For information about this law and federal protections against sex discrimination in employment, visit the website of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Equal Pay Act of 1963
The Equal Pay Act (EPA) prohibits sex-based wage discrimination between men and women in the same establishment who perform jobs that require substantially equal skill, effort, and responsibility under similar working conditions. For information about this law visit the website of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
- Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978
Break Time for Nursing Mothers
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“Affordable Care Act”) amended section 7 of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) to require employers to provide reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child for one year after the child’s birth each time such employee has need to express the milk. Employers are also required to provide a place, other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion from coworkers and the public, which may be used by an employee to express breast milk. Additional information is available on the website of the U.S. Department of Labor.
Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1990 (Clery Act)
A federal law that requires institutions of higher education to have in place certain security and safety policies, and to disclose certain crime statistics, including statistics related to reports of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking. For information about this law and the university’s responsibilities under the law, please visit the designated site maintained by the UW-Madison Police Department.
Wisconsin Statutes 111.321 – Prohibits sex discrimination in employment
A state law that prohibits discrimination in employment on the bases of age, race, creed, color, disability, marital status, sex, national origin, ancestry, arrest record, conviction record, military service, use or non-use of lawful products off the employer’s premises during nonworking hours, or declining to attend a meeting or to participate in any communication about religious matters or political matters. [Wisconsin Statutes 111.321]
Wisconsin Statutes 36.12 – Prohibits sex discrimination against students
A state law that prohibits discrimination against students on the bases of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, disability, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status or parental status. [Wisconsin Statutes 36.12]
Wisconsin Statutes 36.11.22(c) – Reporting requirements pertaining to sexual assault
A state law that requires “any person employed at [UW-Madison] who witnesses a sexual assault on campus or receives a report from a student enrolled in the institution that the student has been sexually assaulted shall report to the dean of students of the institution. The dean of students shall compile reports for the purpose of disseminating statistical information.” [Wisconsin Statutes 36.11.22]
Wisconsin Executive Order #54
Requires all University of Wisconsin System employees (other than those already obligated to report pursuant to Chapter 48 of the Wisconsin statutes) to report suspected incidents or threats of child abuse or neglect and has the force of law. Volunteers and contractors who are expected to have regular contact with children while performing services for UW-Madison must comply with the same reporting procedures as UW-Madison employees. For more information about this reporting requirement, please visit the Office for Equity and Diversity.