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Employment Litigation | Urbandale Iowa | Flynn Law Firm

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We have the following legal specialists ready to take your call – Attorney

 
  • Employment Discrimination Attorneys
  • Employment Contracts Attorneys
  • Occupational Health and Safety Attorneys
  • Workplace Harassment Attorneys
  • Wrongful Termination Attorneys
 
  • Pensions and Profit Sharing Attorneys
  • Unemployment Compensation
  • Attorneys Additional legal specialists are available –
  • Discrimination Attorneys
  • Constitutional Law Attorneys
 
  • Affirmative Action Attorneys
  • Privacy Rights Attorneys
  • Sexual Orientation Rights Attorneys
  • Gender Equality Attorneys
 
Your professional legal consultation is just a phone call away. If you have concerns about employment discrimination, harassment or wrongful termination, Contact us today for your consultation! Iowa Department of Human Rights U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission The Flynn Law Firm provides expert employment discrimination legal assistance for clients in cities, towns, and suburbs near Urbandale, Iowa including Clive, Johnston, West Des Moines, Des Moines, Ankeny, Altoona, Indianola, Ames, Boone, Newton, Pella, Marshalltown, Grinnell, Oskaloosa, Fort Dodge
 

Harassment/Discrimination

It is unlawful for an employer to take “adverse employment action” against an employee because of that employee’s age, sex, race, color, pregnancy, national origin, disability (as defined within applicable law), religion or other protected characteristic. See Iowa Code, Chapter 216, the “Iowa Civil Rights Act.”; Title VII, the “Civil Rights Act.”
“Adverse employment action” could take many forms, including:
  1. changing (often unreasonably reducing or increasing or otherwise manipulating) job duties, or transferring an employee to another position;
  2. refusing to consider an employee for a promotion, raise or a particular available position;
  3. reducing salary, wages or benefits;
  4. changing (often unreasonably increasing or otherwise manipulating) the policies, rules or standard(s) applied to a particular employee;
  5. exposing an employee to increased and/or unique observation or scrutiny;
  6. manufacturing one or more pretextual and/or unsupported allegations as a reason to “write-up” or otherwise reprimand an employee, particularly without reasonably investigating the facts which allegedly form the basis of such allegations;
  7. making certain statements about an employee;
  8. termination of employment.
We represent individuals who have experienced illegal harassment or discrimination in the workplace, including wrongful discharge.
 

Retaliation

It is unlawful for an employer to retaliate against an employee, or otherwise take “adverse employment action” (as discussed above) against an employee because that employee had engaged in “protected activity.” “Protected activity” could include reporting, complaining about or otherwise opposing or refusing to participate in or otherwise further harassment, discrimination or retaliation declared unlawful within the “Iowa Civil Rights Act,” as noted above. We represent individuals who have experienced retaliation in the workplace in violation of the Iowa Civil Rights Act.
 

Whistleblowers/Public Policy Claims

It is unlawful for an employer to dismiss an employee because that employee reported, complained about or otherwise opposed or refused to participate in or further any act which was illegal or which violated, or would violate, any Iowa statute or regulation. Regardless of whether such an act violates the Iowa Civil Rights Act noted above, such an act arguably violates Iowa public policy.
Some examples of such illegal activity include, but are not limited to, the following:
  1. an employer’s refusal to process or consider or take meaningful action with regard to a report of a workplace injury, or an actual or potential claim for workers’ compensation benefits, or otherwise comply with Iowa workers’ compensation law;
  2. an employer’s refusal to create and reasonably maintain safe conditions within the workplace or otherwise comply with Iowa law regarding occupational health and safety;
  3. an employer’s refusal to comply with Iowa law regarding unemployment insurance benefits.
  4. an employer’s refusal to comply with Iowa law regarding payment of wages earned. See Iowa Code, Chapter 91A.
We represent individuals who have experienced retaliation in the workplace which violates Iowa public policy as noted above.
 

Experience in Employment Litigation

Experience matters. If you’ve experienced harassment, discrimination or retaliation in the workplace because of your age, sex, race, color, pregnancy, national origin, disability (as defined within applicable law), religion or other protected characteristic, or because you reported or opposed illegal activity, contact us today for your consultation!
Flynn Law Firm, P.L.C. provides expert legal assistance for clients in cities, towns, and suburbs near Urbandale, Iowa including Clive, Johnston, West Des Moines, Des Moines, Ankeny, Altoona, Indianola, Ames, Boone, Newton, Pella, Marshalltown, Grinnell, Oskaloosa, Fort Dodge and other Iowa communities.