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Put An End To Employment Law Violations

Work can be stressful, but that stress should not arise from harassment, discrimination or other violations of your rights. At Holman Kent LLC, we are proud to advocate for Iowa and Missouri employees who have suffered from employment law violations and wish to hold their employers accountable.

We handle a range of employment law issues, including:

  • Sexual harassment
  • Workplace discrimination
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Employer retaliation
  • Wrongful termination

One of our founding attorneys, Elissa Holman, spent over a decade working in the corporate world. With a strong background in human resources, she understands how corporations think and act. Elissa uses this invaluable knowledge to anticipate your employer’s moves and to compile a strong case on your behalf. If necessary, we are not afraid to take your case to court. We prepare for trial from day one.

What Are The EEOC’s Protected Categories?

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) identifies six protected classes from employment discrimination by law:

  • Age
  • Race
  • Sex, including gender identity and sexual orientation
  • Religion
  • Nation of origin
  • Disability

If you are discriminated against based on any of these protected classes, you should report the incident to your superiors or human resources. It is against the law for your employer to retaliate against you for reporting discrimination through demotion, wrongful termination or other tactics.

Was It Wrongful Termination?

Wrongful termination is one of the most commonly misunderstood terms in employment law. Wrongful termination occurs when an employer fires a worker in violation of state or federal law. Your employer may have wrongfully terminated you if they fired you for:

  • Rejecting unwanted sexual advances
  • Reporting workplace discrimination
  • Using FMLA leave
  • Reporting a legal violation

Not every firing qualifies as wrongful termination. A termination that the employee feels is unjustified does not necessarily mean that it violated the law. In most cases, employers can fire you without cause and warning. When you contact Holman Kent LLC, we can determine whether you have a wrongful termination case.

Do you have other legal needs such as creating a will, selling or purchasing a home, or ending nursing home neglect? We can help you with these areas, too.

Ask Us About Your Rights In The Workplace

You have the right to put an end to employment law violations, seek compensation and hold your employer accountable for their actions. Contact Holman Kent LLC today to speak with our caring attorneys about your situation. To reach us at our Des Moines office, call 515-302-6764 or send us an email. Read our employment law FAQ page to learn more.