Can my employer fire me without a reason?
Yes. Iowa is an "employment-at-will" state, meaning that an employer or employee may terminate the relationship at any time, for any reason, or for no reason at all. You may have grounds for legal action if the employer fires you: 1)based on sex, race, color, national origin, religion, age, pregnancy or and physical or mental disability; 2) for certain “whistle blower” actions such as filing OSHA complaints. 3) If you are a contract-covered employee and it’s contrary to your employment contract; 4) for attempting to comply with applicable government regulations, such as health codes in restaurants.
Visit the Iowa Civil Rights Commission for more information.
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