Understanding When Retaliation Violates Employment Law

Understanding When Retaliation Violates Employment Law Iowans with issues at work, and believe there has been a violation of their employment rights, are often concerned about filing a complaint, due to fear of retaliation. This is also a problem when an employee takes part in protected activities, but the threat of retaliation is in place […]

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Woman Claims Harassment and Discrimination at Former Job

Woman Claims Harassment and Discrimination at Former Job Iowa residents who are simply trying to do their jobs to the best of their abilities might find themselves confronted with various forms of harassment and discrimination. This can be frightening and worrisome, as they may not know what to do to put a stop to it […]

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Understanding the Options Available to a Victim of Harassment

Understanding the Options Available to a Victim of Harassment As a growing number of prominent people are accused of sexual harassment and face losing their jobs and even being arrested, there might be a belief that sexual harassment on the job will no longer be tolerated and all victims need to do to put a […]

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Are You Familiar with the Types of Sexual Harassment?

Are You Familiar with the Types of Sexual Harassment? As an employee, you hope you never have to deal with any form of sexual harassment. Unfortunately, there may come a time when you find yourself in this undesirable position. It’s important to become familiar with the many types of sexual harassment, as this will give […]

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What Is Military Service Qualifying Exigency Under FMLA?

What Is Military Service Qualifying Exigency Under FMLA? Workers in Iowa who have family members who are in military service will often be worried about how potential demands for time off will affect their work. The Family and Medical Leave Act has a stipulation that an eligible worker can use FMLA if there is a qualifying […]

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Sexual Harassment in Iowa and Witnesses Reporting It

Sexual Harassment in Iowa and Witnesses Reporting It When sexual harassment takes place in the workplace in Iowa, it is common that the victim is not the only person aware of it. Witnesses might see that there is harassment taking place and there is frequently confusion as to the protocol of reporting it when another […]

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Sexual Harassment: What Investigative Steps Must Employers Take?

Sexual Harassment: What Investigative Steps Must Employers Take? When there is an allegation that sexual harassment has taken place in a workplace in Iowa, the victim should know how the case will be handled by the employer. There are basic, foundational issues that must be understood even before moving forward with a sexual harassment claim […]

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Religious Discrimination Laws Protect Grooming and Garb Practices

Religious Discrimination Laws Protect Grooming and Garb Practices For many Iowa residents, part of their religious observance dictates how they groom themselves and the clothes they wear. Some people are unaware of its importance to those who follow various religions and that these mandates must be followed. They will subsequently engage in religious discrimination in […]

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Is There a Timing Requirement for Taking FMLA Leave?

Is There a Timing Requirement for Taking FMLA Leave? Iowa residents who are seeking to take time off from their job with their employment protected under the Family and Medical Leave Act should know that there are certain requirements that go along with it. One key requirement is the timing of when the employee will […]

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How Does Iowa Law View Wage Discrimination?

How Does Iowa Law View Wage Discrimination? All workers in Iowa are entitled to the same treatment under the law. That includes the freedom not to be discriminated against for any reason. If an employee faces discrimination due to his or her age, gender identity, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, color, religion or disability and […]

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