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Does the nurse have a contract or part of a Union?
From my review of Iowa law, the number of hours for nurses to work are not limited for exempt nurses,
Since Iowa, is an at will State an employer can suspend or terminate any employee for any reason, even if the reason is unjustified as it seems to be,
unless you can claim the reason for the employers actions are due to your race, gender, age or other protected civil right, a legal course of action would not be possible,
The above are the Iowa laws regarding the nursing profession,
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask.
that is a serious allegation,
and you should submit a letter stating this did not happen, and that you will consider a defamation lawsuit if they continue to make these unsubstantiated claims,
You should deny the allegations, and under the law, an employer can terminate you for any reason,
so an adamant denial on your part is warranted, as they may try to file a complaint with the nursing board,
that could be possible, only if the hostile work environment is due to your age, race, gender or other protected civil right,
if it is not based on your protected civil right,
a hostile work environment case cannot be brought
That would be good evidence, however it would be rare to have such evidence, you could also show patterns of terminations, suspensions, and hiring practices, to show discrimination
Yes, it would be difficult, however if you file an EEOC civil rights complaint,
the EEOC could obtain this evidence,
also by filing an EEOC complaint, the employer may try to settle the matters with you,
and they would not be able to take negative action against you,
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You would contact the EEOC above,
I would file the EEOC complaint, and send a letter to HR about the complaint, or email.
The EEOC will also contact the employer
You should send an email asking them when you are allowed to return,
do not wait for them,
call them and email them
This way they cannot claim you failed to show up and quit
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