GOP Mega Donor Liz Uihlein Faces Allegations of Disability Discrimination - 2018-03-21
One of the nation's biggest Republican donors and her company have been accused of engaging in discriminatory hiring practices. And the allegations are serious enough that state officials are now looking into the matter.
Regulators in Wisconsin say they have found probable cause to believe that Liz Uihlein and her company, industrial supply giant Uline, may have refused to hire an executive because she suffered from lupus, an autoimmune disease, according to internal state government records obtained by The Daily Beast. Uline denies the charges.
Uihlein is the company's president. She and her husband, Uline CEO Richard Uihlein, are prolific Republican donors. Liz Uihlein was a major fundraiser for the Republican National Committee and the Donald Trump presidential campaign in 2016. With more than $20 million in 2018 midterm political spending between them, the Uihleins are currently the largest political donors in the nation, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.