Category Archives for Workplace Discrimination

How Do Reasonable Accommodations Work For FMLA and Employees With Disabilities?

How Do Reasonable Accommodations Work For FMLA and Employees With Disabilities? A reasonable accommodation is a modification or adjustment to a job or work environment that allows a qualified applicant or employee with a disability to participate in the application process or to perform essential job functions. Reasonable accommodations can also include adjustments to allow […]

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Should I Waive My Rights Against Age Discrimination?

Should I Waive My Rights Against Age Discrimination? In today’s changing workplace, older employees often feel pressure to move on and make room for younger, cheaper employees, even though “older” employees may be only in their late thirties or early forties. Those who are in the workforce in their fifties, sixties and beyond feel incredible […]

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What Constitutes an Adverse Action Violating Employee Rights?

What Constitutes an Adverse Action Violating Employee Rights? When an Iowan’s employee rights are violated, he or she may be confronted with various sanctions for exercising those rights. For a worker who lodges a complaint that there was a violation of these rights, an investigation will look for certain aspects to assess whether the employee […]

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Can My Workplace Discrimination Claim Be Kept Confidential?

Can My Workplace Discrimination Claim Be Kept Confidential? Iowans who are confronted with an employee rights violation and are hoping to file a complaint about it to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will often be worried about confidentiality and the chance that they will suffer retaliation and other repercussions because of speaking out. This […]

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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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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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