PAMELA B BLEDSOE, Complainant
MOUNT MARY COLLEGE, Respondent
An administrative law judge (ALJ) for the Equal Rights Division of the Department of Workforce Development issued a decision in this matter. A timely petition for review was filed.
The commission has considered the petition and the positions of the parties, and it has reviewed the evidence submitted to the ALJ. Based on its review, the commission agrees with the decision of the ALJ, and it adopts the findings and conclusion in that decision as its own.
The decision of the administrative law judge (copy attached) is affirmed.
Dated and mailed April 25, 2008
bledspa . rsd : 164 : 9
/s/ James T. Flynn, Chairperson
/s/ Robert Glaser, Commissioner
/s/ Ann L. Crump, Commissioner
The complainant's petition for commission review contains no argument and the commission has no specific indication as to why the complainant believes the administrative law judge's decision should be reversed. Notwithstanding this, the commission has reviewed the information that was before the administrative law judge in order to determined whether his decision in this matter is supported. Based upon its independent review, the commission agrees with the administrative law judge that the complainant has failed to set forth any allegations that are covered under the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act. The complainant is a former nursing student of the respondent's, and her complaint centers around the respondent's refusal to allow her to return to compete her studies. The complainant was not involved in an employment relationship with the respondent, and her complaint does not allege discrimination in employment. Further, as the administrative law judge pointed out in his decision, to the extent the complainant is alleging that she was denied an opportunity to obtain her nursing license, the respondent cannot be considered a licensing agency for purposes of the Act. Based on the foregoing, the dismissal of the complaint is affirmed.
cc: Attorney Kathleen A. Rinehart
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