Advertising What are the requirements relating to advertising open positions? The Wisconsin Fair Employment Act prohibits employers from printing or circulating any statement, advertisement, or publication that implies or expresses any limitation, specification, or discrimination because of:
- marital status;
- national origin;
- arrest record;
- conviction record;
- military service;
- use or non-use of lawful products; or
- refusal to attend or participate in communications about religious or political matters.
Likewise, employers may not make any inquiry with regard to prospective employment that implies or expresses any limitation, specification, or discrimination based on the foregoing protected categories (Wis. Stat. § 111.322(2)).
Employers are prohibited from influencing, inducing, or persuading individuals to accept employment by false or deceptive advertising or representations (Wis. Stat. § 103.43(1)).
An employer involved in a strike or lockout is required to disclose that fact in any advertisement for labor if the employer is attempting to fill positions vacated because of the strike or lockout at the proposed place of employment (Wis. Stat. § 103.43(1)).
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