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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

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... Read 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 action.... Read 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... Read 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... Read more »

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