Dubuque Sexual Harassment Attorney

Find the right Sexual Harassment attorney in Dubuque, IA

Iowa law defines sexual harassment as any unwanted conduct of a sexual nature, whether they are verbal advances or physical acts. Employers are most commonly involved in the following forms of sexual harassment acts: demanding sexual favors in exchange for promotions, creating a sexually offensive work environment, and making sexual advances.

How does Iowa Law Prohibit Sexual Harassment?

First, Dubuque employers can be required to create company policies that specifically address sexual harassment in the workplace. These must be posted in a visible area such as a break room. These policies may include contact information for an employee to report sexual harassment, the process for handling such claims, and the corrective measures for when a claim is proven.

The laws of the state of Iowa and federal law have both established agencies with the authority to investigate sexual harassment claims. These agencies conduct investigations at a given Dubuque work site in order to verify if a complaint that they have received is true or not. These laws also prohibit employers from firing employees or taking any retaliatory action against workers who have complained of sexual harassment.

How can a Iowa attorney help?

A claim for sexual harassment may be difficult to investigate and show without the proper expertise in the relevant areas of law. It's fairly common for federal officials who investigate these issues to be overworked. Thus, hiring an attorney in Dubuque can be the safest way to file your claim within the deadlines for sexual harassment claims that Iowa has defined.

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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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