How Common Is Sexual Harassment in the Workplace?

How Common Is Sexual Harassment in the Workplace? Employees in Iowa and elsewhere expect a certain treatment in the workplace. This does not mean there is an expectation of special treatment or biases in the work environment; however, it does mean that employees presume that they will be treated properly and according to state and […]

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Helping Sexual Harassment Victims Assert Their Rights

Helping Sexual Harassment Victims Assert Their Rights The workplace should be a relatively comfortable environment to be in. While it might now always be enjoyable, the workplace should be a safe place to work in. This goes beyond safety standards that focus on the health of employees and the reduction of dangers and risks that […]

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Stiffer Penalties for Those with Whistleblower Complaints

Stiffer Penalties for Those with Whistleblower Complaints As a previous post discussed, blowing the whistle on an employer is not an easy situation for employees in Iowa and elsewhere to be in. However, whistleblowers should note that they serve a vital role in society. Without them, there would be waste, fraud and abuse by private and government […]

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Understanding Whistleblower Protections

Understanding Whistleblower Protections Employees in Iowa and elsewhere do not expect to observe or experience uncomfortable or illegal situations. Unfortunately, some employees are asked to carry out activities that are in violation of rules, regulations and laws, and in other situations, employees observe or uncover these illegal acts. This can be the cause of an […]

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Confronting Sexual Harassment at Work

Confronting Sexual Harassment at Work It would be wonderful to believe that sexual harassment in the workplace would by now be a thing of the past. While the ideas that justify sexual harassment remain stuck in another era, this behavior is still unfortunately very present in many offices and work environments around the country.Despite changing […]

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Understanding the Four Forms of Pregnancy Discrimination

Understanding the Four Forms of Pregnancy Discrimination Having a child is a joyous experience; often one a woman likes to share with those around them. Because pregnancy lasts roughly 9 months, most women maintain their jobs throughout their pregnancy. While this is commonplace and many employers in Iowa and elsewhere are used to employing pregnant […]

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Protecting the Rights of Pregnant Employees

Protecting the Rights of Pregnant Employees Starting a family is a joyous time for those in Iowa and elsewhere; however, women could face some troubles because she has decided to have a child or expand her family. One would not think that being pregnant in the work environment would generate much if any changes, but […]

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Transgender Employee Files Action for Discrimination in Iowa

Transgender Employee Files Action for Discrimination in Iowa The workplace is supposed to be a comfortable and safe environment. However, some employees do not believe that they are receiving the treatment he or she deserves. Because certain rights are afforded to employees, it is important to note when these rights have not been upheld. If […]

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FMLA Violations Are Common and Often Devastating for Employees

FMLA Violations Are Common and Often Devastating for Employees Compared to other industrialized nations, the United States does a poor job of accommodating parental and medical leave and protecting the jobs of workers who must take time off for these reasons. The U.S. has only the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which provides up […]

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What Constitutes Sexual Harassment in the Workplace?

What Constitutes Sexual Harassment in the Workplace? While employees in Iowa and elsewhere may not always be pleased with their place of employment, this does not mean that they are being mistreated. However, some employees experience much pain and hardship because of their treatment and unpleasant conduct experienced in the workplace. Although unexpected by most […]

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