Dubuque Gender Discrimination Attorney

Find the right Gender Discrimination attorney in Dubuque, IA

The Civil Rights Act of 1963 and the Equal Pay Act prohibit employers in Iowa against discriminating on the basis of gender. Consequently employers cannot use sex or gender as a basis for determinations regarding wages, hiring policies, or promotion policies. They must also make sure that working environments will not be hostile towards a particular gender and that the work atmosphere is not overly sexual.

What Must be Proven in a Discrimination Claim?

Under the Equal Pay act, discrimination can be proven if men and women both work in the same place, do the same job, but are nonetheless paid differently. Discrimination claims in Dubuque can be shown where the employer only hires one gender, promotes employees on the basis of gender, or acts in retaliation against a worker who has complained of employer misconduct.

When is Sexual Harassment Prohibited?

All unwelcome sexual behavior directed at the victim, including physical or verbal acts, is considered to be sexual harassment. An employer in Dubuque can also possibly be held liable for inappropriate behavior that was conducted by an employee's co-worker.

If the employer permits conduct to create an overly sexual work environment, they may be held liable for sexual harassment in Iowa. Gender discrimination is normally difficult to prove without a lawyer because the specifics of proving intent can be complicated. There are also detailed procedures that must be followed when pursuing a claim.

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Life in Dubuque

Dubuque is the county seat of Dubuque County, Iowa. It is situated along the Mississippi river, and has an estimated population of just under 60,000, placing it in the top ten largest cities in Iowa.

Dubuque is one ofthe oldest settlements west of the Mississippi River. The firstEuropeans toset foot in the area were French missionaries commissioned by the French government to establish a new colony in North America, and map the unexplored areas beyond the colony's borders. Theyreached what is now known asDubuque in 1673. The first permanent settlement in the areawas established by Julien Dubuque, who arrived in 1785 and gave the area its present name.

The area has rich deposits of lead, and Dubuque quickly grew in wealth and population, with its economy revolving around mining. Today, the economy of Dubuque, Iowa is fairly diverse, based on tourism, publishing, and various high-tech fields. Dubuque, Iowa attracts visitors with its beautiful natural scenery, and many fascinating historical sites.

If you live in Dubuque, and need an attorney, chances are excellent that you'll find a Dubuque, Iowa lawyer who can handle whatever case you're likely to face.

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