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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 …


How To Sue for Unlawful Termination in Iowa

Are you an Iowa employee who has recently been terminated and believes it may have been an unlawful termination? What Unlawful Termination Actually Legally Means Of course, not all terminations are unlawful. Often, even a very unfair termination in Iowa isn’t against the law.  That is because Iowa is an “at-will” employment state.  Unless you …


If You Were Unlawfully Fired: 3 Tips to Hold Your Iowa Employer Accountable

What constitutes wrongful termination in Iowa? Do you believe you have been unlawfully fired from your job in Iowa? If so you, likely feel angry or upset and want to know how to hold your former employer accountable. Here are 3 ways you can get justice: 1.      Taking legal action sooner rather than later. There …


What is “Quid Pro Quo” Harassment in Iowa Workplaces?

We get a lot of calls about harassment in the workplace. Sometimes this harassment takes the form of a generally hostile work environment – repeated inappropriate jokes, or scattered comments and gestures here and there. But other times, the harassment arises in a situation that the law calls “quid pro quo” harassment.  “Quid pro quo” …


What Kinds of Discrimination are Illegal in Iowa Workplaces?

Every day Iowans face discrimination in the workplace. Unfortunately, not all discrimination is illegal. Knowing what types of discrimination are illegal is the first step to understanding if you have a claim. The first thing you need to know is that not all discrimination in the workplace is illegal. An employer can cross the line …


What Does “At-Will” Employment in Iowa Mean?

You may have heard that Iowa is an “at-will” employment state. But what does “at-will” mean, and how does it affect your rights as an Iowa employee? Who is an “At-Will” Employee in Iowa? Unless you have a contract specifying specific terms and length of employment or you benefit from a collective bargaining agreement, you …


How Long Do I Have to File a Complaint for Being Discriminated Against at Work in Iowa?

If you have been discriminated against at work in Iowa, you may be wondering what you can do to hold your employer accountable. Both Iowa law and Federal law prohibit workplace discrimination where that discrimination is based on membership in a protected class such as age, race, sex, disability, religion, and other similar groups.  These …


Were You a Whistleblower at Your Job in Iowa?

You’ve likely heard the term “whistleblower” as it relates to employment. Most of us have an understanding that if you are a “whistleblower”, you are protected from retaliation.  However, the law places specific limits on what activities count as “whistleblowing” and when retaliation becomes illegal. When Are You Considered a Whistleblower in Iowa? First, it …


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