Poll Examines Evolving Iowa Attitudes About Sexual Harassment

Poll Examines Evolving Iowa Attitudes About Sexual Harassment With the growing number of people who are coming forward with their experience with sexual harassment in Iowa and across the nation, research is being conducted to gauge how prevalent and widespread the problem is. One study from the Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa indicates that around one […]

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Legal Help Is Key for Disability Discrimination at Work in Iowa

Legal Help Is Key for Disability Discrimination at Work in Iowa People in Iowa and across the nation who have disabilities have the right to seek work just like anyone else and be treated reasonably and fairly while there. Unfortunately, not all workplaces are friendly to people who are disabled whether they are seeking the […]

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More Iowans Feel Compelled to Report Sexual Harassment

More Iowans Feel Compelled to Report Sexual Harassment Sexual harassment has been an issue in Iowa and across the nation for many years. Its prevalence and the impunity with which those who take part in the activities believe they can behave has contributed to the culture and stopped people from filing a sexual harassment claim […]

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Follow These Tips to Prove Workplace Harassment

Follow These Tips to Prove Workplace Harassment Many sexual harassment claims work around a he-said-she-said situation. This is what often makes them very hard to prove. However, with a few basic evidence-gathering techniques, you can have the proof you need to confidently make your claim as a sexual harassment victim. You do not have to […]

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An Alleged Victim of Harassment Should Know Its Two Basic Types

An Alleged Victim of Harassment Should Know Its Two Basic Types Iowa workers who believe they have been a victim of harassment should be aware of the legal requirements for unlawful harassment. There are two basic types and there are certain criteria for when it is considered a legal violation. In today’s world, while harassment […]

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What Is Sexual Harassment and What Are Examples of It?

What Is Sexual Harassment and What Are Examples of It? The news is filled with an increasing number of stories about sexual harassment taking place across a wide range of industries with more coming seemingly every day. Iowans who have been subjected to this treatment at work or believe they might have been are undoubtedly […]

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Am I Protected by FMLA to Perform Military Service?

Am I Protected by FMLA to Perform Military Service? When an Iowan is a close relative to a person who is in the military, the Family and Medical Leave Act has certain provisions that allow a covered employee to use the FMLA leave for issues that are considered qualifying exigencies. This means if it is […]

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Conditions Worsened for VA Whistleblowers

Conditions worsened for VA whistleblowers If we see something going on that is not right or is possibly illegal, we have the urge to speak out or report it. While it is in our nature to do what we believe is right, taking these steps in the workplace could unfortunately lead to difficult situations. If […]

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Understanding What Constitutes a FMLA Violation

Understanding What Constitutes a FMLA Violation Life is filled with many surprises and various ups and downs. While these events are just the natural parts of life, employees in Iowa and elsewhere might find it difficult to maintain a regular work schedule in order to address these life events appropriately. Because of that, the Family […]

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Lactating and Breastfeeding Mothers Face Workplace Discrimination

Lactating and Breastfeeding Mothers Face Workplace Discrimination Working women have long faced discrimination related to reproduction. Employers may ask about children, pregnancy or plans to have kids in an interview (despite it being illegal). Managers may refuse to accommodate basic medical needs during pregnancy, like reduced lifting. Some businesses go out of their way to find […]

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