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.
Other Protected Characteristic Harassment
Just like state and federal laws prohibit employers from allowing sexual harassment to occur at work, those laws also prohibit harassment based on other protected characteristics, like age, national origin, religion, pregnancy, race, and disability. Under Iowa law, the same is true for gender preference or sexual orientation.
Harassment itself can take many forms, such as inappropriate comments or jokes, touching, emails, images, and verbal or physical harassment. Employees have the absolute right to work in a workplace in which harassment based on a protected characteristic does not occur.