For most employees, your job is not only your source of income, but also a means to support your family, utilize your skills and abilities, and make a meaningful contribution to society. Yet all these aspirations can shatter when you face illegal or unfair treatment in the workplace.
At Humphrey Law Firm, P.C., in Des Moines, our lawyer handles employment law matters on behalf of employees from all walks of life. We handle employment claims such as:
- Whistleblower and qui tam claims: If you discover that your employer is engaged in illegal or unethical conduct such as Medicaid/Medicare fraud, you have a significant opportunity to bring injustice to light. Our attorney can advise you of your options as well as protections afforded by law to protect you against retaliatory employment action.
- Employment discrimination: Nobody should have to endure discrimination in the workplace. If you have been treated unfairly or experienced adverse employment action as a result of unlawful discrimination, you do not need to suffer in silence. We can help you pursue justice.
- Sexual harassment: As a serious and pervasive form of discrimination, sexual harassment is never acceptable in the workplace. Our firm can help you stand up against injustice while safeguarding your job security and career prospects.
Have You Unfairly Lost Your Job?
Most employment is at-will, meaning you or your employer can terminate the employment at any time. However, Iowa law prohibits employers from terminating or firing employees in certain circumstances.
One type of wrongful termination is retaliatory discharge. It is illegal for your employer to fire or terminate you in retaliation for your choice to exercise important rights. For example, if you pursue your legal right to file for workers’ compensation after sustaining a work-related injury, your employer cannot lawfully fire you or lay you off as a result.
Although retaliatory discharge can happen in any industry, it is particularly common in blue collar employment settings such as industrial jobs in manufacturing and meat-packing plants. Employees are sometimes regarded as dispensable commodities to be let go when they start costing too much money or causing trouble. If your employer’s primary motivation for firing you was retaliatory in nature, you may be entitled to reinstatement and/or significant monetary recovery.
Call 800-558-0975 Today For A Free Consultation
You don’t have to give up your job or career path as a result of unfair and illegal treatment by your employer. Instead, contact us to discuss your options during a free consultation. We serve employees statewide.