Illegal employment practices can happen in a number of different ways. Unfortunately, employees often do not know when their employers are engaging in conduct that violates the law. That’s where we come in. If you need our help with an employment law or civil rights matter, call our office or fill out this form and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Iowa and federal laws forbid discrimination on the basis of age, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, race, and disability. Uniquely, Iowa law also makes it illegal to discriminate against someone because of their gender preference or sexual orientation. These are all known as “protected classes” or “protected characteristics.” Employers are prohibited from treating an employee differently based on a protected characteristic. This could include writing up, suspending, or firing an employee because the employee is a member of a protected class.