UW System Accused of Age Discrimination

The federal government is accusing the University of Wisconsin System of age discrimination. The E-E-O-C filed the suit Monday.  It alleges 53-year-old Bambi Butzlaff Voss was laid off from her job as a marketing and communications specialist at the Waukesha campus.  She applied for six positions with the U-W System’s central office in Madison, citing her 25 years of experience.  The university hired a 23-year-old candidate for the job with less than two years of experience.  A federal judge is being asked to force the university to hire Butzlaff Voss and give her back pay.