Labor and employment law is a practice area that covers a number of issues when it comes to the workplace, labor unions, and the government. Whether you have been wrongfully terminated by your employer, or you need legal assistance over an issue with an employee, you need an experienced attorney on your side.
The attorneys at Day Rettig Martin, P.C. have over 100 years of combined experience in the labor and employment area of the law. Let our attorneys help you determine your options and next steps. We want to help you move forward from this situation and see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Our attorneys have experience working with those in labor unions, as well. Learn more about Jennifer Germaine and Joe Day and how they can help you. We will work with you and for you to see that you have the strongest possible outcome.
Employment laws in Iowa
In the state of Iowa, typically, employees are hired “at-will.” What this means is that the employee can be terminated or make the decision to leave their employer at any time, with or without cause or notice. This does not necessarily apply to all companies, including some small and private businesses. Our attorneys can help uncover more information regarding “at-will” rules and regulations.
Labor Union representation
Our attorneys can also help mediate issues between employees and unions. We can help determine conditions of employment, negotiation, in addition to employee discrimination, as well.
Types of employee discrimination
Discrimination in the workplace comes in many different forms. It can be between two coworkers, a manager and their direct employee, and in other ways, as well. Discrimination may occur if you are receiving inadequate pay due to one of your protected classes. If you’re having an issue at work, contact an attorney. You should not have to endure this type of hardship in your place of work.
Employment discrimination can also occur with a prospective employer, if they decide not to hire someone based on a protected class.
Protected classes are those in which an employer or prospective employer cannot discriminate against, according to federal laws. These classes include:
- Medical Conditions
- Other classes
Contact an attorney as soon as possible if you have endured discrimination or wrongful termination based on any of these factors. Let us help you make it right.
Learn more about labor and employment law from our attorneys.
- Federal Regulations
- Privacy Issues
- Independent Contractors
- Unions and Collective Bargaining
- The Hiring Process
Why should you hire an employment law attorney?
Many people contact our office, not knowing if they actually would like to hire an attorney. In these cases, it is better to have a professional handle your case, rather than you trying to handle it yourself. We want you to find the peace that you deserve, and having proper legal representation can help you get there.
What should you prepare before meeting with an attorney?
Before you come into our office to meet with one of our attorneys, there are a few things you should prepare. Make sure you have specific date(s) of the instances of discrimination. You should write down exactly what happened with as much detail as possible. If there were any witnesses present, you should make a note of that as well. Make sure you have a record of what was done or said that was discriminatory or harassing.
There are two sides to every story so it will help us if you give us as much detail as possible of your situation.
Let us help you.
Our attorneys will fight to see that you receive the justice you deserve. We hold ourselves to very high standards when it comes to client service and experience. We want you to feel comfortable in our office.
It can be easy for discrimination or wrongdoing to be pushed under the rug. Don’t let this get you down. We will help you find hope after you’ve been wronged in some way at the workplace.
Contact our office today.
The experienced labor and employment law attorneys at Day Rettig Martin, P.C. are here to help you no matter what your situation is. Fill out a form to request a consultation, or call our offices today. Our office is located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, but we also help people all throughout the United States.
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