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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Civil Rights and Employment Discrimination for Iowa on
Q: Can you go sue people for workplace bullying? Like they are constantly trying to get me upset to make me feel worthless.

They will push me of saying stuff to me to make me upset and if I slightly raise voice I get accused of yelling, but they do it to me and HR told me to ignore them if they do it to me, I am not to do it to them ever again or I am fired. They lie about it they wait till boss is gone to do it. they... View More

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Jan 21, 2024

In the United States, there is no specific federal law that addresses workplace bullying as a standalone issue. However, if the bullying is based on your race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information, it might fall under the purview of federal... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Iowa on
Q: If I was fired from my job are my employers and/ or coworkers allowed to tell my clients why ?

Even more upsetting is what they are claiming is a lie, My manager stated to a client I was fired for being on drugs , what should I do?

T. Augustus Claus
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answered on Oct 13, 2023

In Iowa, employers are generally allowed to tell clients why they fired an employee, but there are some exceptions. If you believe that your manager defamed you by telling a client that you were fired for being on drugs, you may be able to file a lawsuit against them. You should also contact the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Landlord - Tenant for Iowa on
Q: If you was fired from a job can your employer or x employer call your landlord just to tell them you was fired?

They called and told landlord they fired you right after you was fired ..and they did not have any arrangement with one another about letting one another know anything about employment or living arrangement..

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Sep 22, 2021

This kind of problem is under laws that are specific to each state, and different. This could be an invasion of your privacy or public disclosure of confidential facts. You should consult with a local employment law attorney about this.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for Iowa on
Q: can someone get fired for an affair?

with a coworker both subjects are married union job that is salary

Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer
answered on Jul 28, 2021

Generally, yes - there is nothing unlawful about firing an employee for having an affair with a coworker.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for Iowa on
Q: I dont want to say too much at unemployment fact finding interview and ruin the osha retaliation investigation. How do I
Erik Luthens
Erik Luthens
answered on Dec 23, 2019

You should immediately consult with an Iowa attorney who specializes in employment law.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination and Gov & Administrative Law for Iowa on
Q: How do I apply to be on the board for Iowa?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 22, 2019

It would depend on the board; there are many boards within the state that cover different areas, and each would likely have its own process, whether through appointment, election, application, or other route. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Iowa on
Q: Would my employer be responsible for my termination if they failed to provide a reasonable accommodation and resolution?

Unresolved conflicts between two employees resulted in my termination as a matter of misconduct.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for Iowa on
Q: My husband is blind and requires a driver who is employed on a as needed basis . His works from home and travels .

His boss set a meeting at the main office which my husband made plans to attend and less than 24 hrs before the meeting she asked him to stay another 2 days. His drIver can not pick him up because it was not planned and obviously he can not drive himself. Can they legally do this when they hire you... View More

Erik Steven Fisk
Erik Steven Fisk
answered on May 9, 2018

Discrimination claims depend on facts, and there simply aren't enough here to make a determination either way.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Iowa on
Q: I am a truck driver for a small company. I am also 13 weeks pregnant.

My boss has recently pulled me from my normal route due to having to make restroom breaks, he had told me I would pull a different trailer but the past couple days has not "had" work for me to do. Is this considered pregnancy discrimination?

Harley C. Erbe
Harley C. Erbe
answered on Jan 17, 2017

Possibly. More details regarding the employer's basis for both actions would be required to evaluate your situation. If the employer admits that those reasons had anything to do with your pregnancy, the next question is whether the employer was justified in taking the pregnancy-related... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Employment Discrimination, Federal Crimes and Sexual Harassment for Iowa on
Q: I have been sexually harassed by my boss, I went above her head and told her boss about it and nothing was done.

Her boss wrote me a check and asked me if the issue would be dropped. Her boss also said they would have a meeting with her and get her to stop saying the nasty comments and touching me and she still does both. I feel unsafe and uncomfortable going to work. What else should I do? This is a seasonal... View More

Harley C. Erbe
Harley C. Erbe
answered on Aug 8, 2016

Since you put the employer on notice of this conduct, yet the conduct's continued, you may have a claim for sexual harassment/hostile work environment against the employer for allowing the harassment to continue after you complained. That claim would be started through your local human rights... View More

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