Fired Worker Alleges Employee Rights Were Violated and Files Suit

Fired Worker Alleges Employee Rights Were Violated and Files Suit There are many ways an Iowa worker can be subjected to harassment. While sexual harassment is prominent in the news today, there are a seemingly endless number of other behaviors that can be deemed abusive and harassing. Some cases involve actual assault. To make these […]

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Dismissed Iowa Finance Authority head committed sexual harassment

Dismissed Iowa Finance Authority head committed sexual harassment Workers in Iowa might be intimidated when they are facing sexual harassment on the job. This is made worse when the alleged harasser is a person who is in a powerful position in the state. It is important to remember that everyone has rights and it is […]

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Understand your rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act

Understand your rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act West Des Moines employers who discriminate against their disabled employees are in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). What is particularly distressing is that unless a discriminated-upon employee registers a complaint, companies get away with it. Unless they are held accountable, companies often hide […]

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Teacher Facing Charges Asserts Her Civil Rights Were Violated

Teacher Facing Charges Asserts Her Civil Rights Were Violated Not all Iowa cases where there are allegations of civil rights being violated, issues with a worker’s employee rights and other claims of the law being flouted are easy to assess. Often, there are statements from both sides as to what happened. Regardless of any disputes […]

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Judge Overturns Decision on Former Fire Chief’s Harassment Claim

Judge Overturns Decision on Former Fire Chief’s Harassment Claim When Iowa employees are confronted with problems at work ranging from harassment, discrimination and allegations of wrongdoing, they have the right to protest. If these allegations end with the person losing his or her job, it is even more important to remember that there are laws […]

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How Does Credibility Determination Impact Harassment Allegations?

How Does Credibility Determination Impact Harassment Allegations? When there are allegations from an Iowa employee that his or her employee rights were violated and harassment has been taking place, it is often one person’s word against another person’s word. This can be complicated for the employer to determine what happened and conclude how to handle […]

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What Does the Law Say About Equal Pay Requirements?

What Does the Law Say About Equal Pay Requirements? In a perfect world, equal pay between men and women would no longer be an issue in Iowa and across the nation. However, it remains problematic as employers might still violate the law by failing to pay men and women equal pay for equal work. When […]

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Family Medical Leave Act Violations: Don’t Be a Victim

Family Medical Leave Act Violations: Don’t Be a Victim There may come a time when your work life and your family responsibilities get in the way of one another. While it’s your job to figure things out, there is help to be had. For example, you may be eligible for leave under the Family Medical […]

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Iowa restaurant owner faces consequences for sexual harassment

Iowa restaurant owner faces consequences for sexual harassment In Iowa and across the nation, people are increasingly telling their stories of being sexually harassed and seeking compensation in legal filings for all they have lost because of it. Some of the biggest obstacles to people moving forward with a sexual harassment claim include fear of […]

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Are You a Victim of Workplace Harassment?

Are You a Victim of Workplace Harassment? When workers in Iowa are considering whether the treatment they are subjected to at work constitutes a violation of the law against harassment, it is important to understand the two kinds of harassment that can take place. While there are subsets with these two types of harassment, the basics are […]

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