Employment Law Round-Up

The State finds itself involved in another lawsuit with a disgruntled former employee.  This time the plaintiff is former DCI Agent Larry Hedlund.  Hedlund sued the Department of Public Safety for wrongful termination alleging that he was terminated after complaining about an Iowa State Patrol trooper driving 84 mph while driving Governor Branstad in April.  [...]

By |2019-10-21T18:48:11+00:00August 9th, 2013|Employment Law|

Another Chink in the At-Will Employment Armor

In Dorshkind v. Oak Park Place of Dubuque II, LLC, the Iowa Supreme Court found that terminating an employee after the employee's internal complaint regarding violation of Iowa administration rules violated public policy and constituted a wrongful termination. The Facts: Oak Park is an assisted living facility in Dubuque.  It is certified as a dementia-specific [...]

By |2015-10-06T17:52:28+00:00August 7th, 2013|Employment Law|

“You’re Fired”

We all know that sometimes HOW you say something is more important that WHAT you say or WHY you say it. This is especially true when it comes to terminating employees. In “Halloween” from Season 2 of The Office, Michael Scott provides one way to go about terminating an employee. (You can purchase this episode at iTunes or [...]

By |2019-10-21T18:48:17+00:00February 7th, 2008|Employment Law|
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