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The Belichick Effect: How the New England Patriots’ Coaching Changes Affects Iowa’s Older Workers

At a press conference in Gillette Stadium earlier this year, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Bill Belichick, the team’s head coach of twenty-four years, announced that Belichick and the team had “mutually agreed to part ways.” Belichick’s departure had been rumored for weeks, and the decision to “part ways” was not surprising. The …

I Think My Iowa Work Environment is a Hostile Workplace. What Can I Do?

If you believe your place of employment has become a hostile work environment, you may be feeling demeaned, upset, or even angry. But what are your rights as a targeted employee in an Iowa workplace? What is NOT Considered a Hostile Work Environment in Iowa? Before we talk about what a hostile work environment is …


What is Reasonable Accommodation and How Does it Work in Iowa?

If you have a disability or limitation, you may feel nervous about asking for accommodations so you can continue working. However, Iowa law says that employers must take reasonable steps to accommodate workers with disabilities. Reasonable accommodation is a modification or adjustment to a job or a workspace that will allow an employee with limitations …


Types of Sexual Harassment That Can Happen on the Job in Iowa – and What You Can Do About It

Do you dread going to work each day because you must deal with your coworkers making sexual comments or behaving in an inappropriate way? Sexual harassment is illegal behavior that many Iowans nonetheless face in their workplace. What is Sexual Harassment in the Iowa Workplace? There are many different forms that sexual harassment can take …


How Does COVID-19 Affect My Disability Accommodations at Work in Iowa?

How Does COVID-19 Affect My Disability Accommodations at Work in Iowa? The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the workplace and caused employers to rethink where and how work is performed. Stay-at-home orders, CDC guidance, and other measures designed to control the spread of the coronavirus have caused employers to adjust their work policies and practices. Does …


The Absolute Wrong Way to Pick an Attorney for Your Iowa Harassment Case

Picking an attorney to represent you in your Iowa harassment claim is a choice the needs to be made carefully. Choosing the wrong attorney can have serious consequences for your case. The absolute wrong way to pick a lawyer is to make a quick decision based on convenience. Mistake #1: Don’t Hire a Lawyer Just …


3 Costly Mistakes That Can Harm Your Iowa Workplace Harassment Claim

As an employee, you have rights If you feel you are being harassed at work.  However, too many Iowans end up harming their harassment claims because they make critical mistakes.  Below are three mistakes you should avoid if you wish to pursue a harassment claim in Iowa. Mistake 1: Failing to report the workplace harassment …


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