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Selecting a Sexual Harassment training in Iowa is an effective way to prevent problems before they occur, while inspiring and motivating employees to perform better, increasing professionalism while creating a fun, very interactive learning experience.
Training companies, such as MVP Seminars and Employee Harassment Training can help book your selected Harassment trainer who will personalize the training specifically to relate to the specific business & any issues that HR would like discussed. Our MVP Sexual Harassment training seminars are available in the following Iowa cities: Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Davenport


Des Moines, Iowa

Benefits of Sexual Harassment Seminar Training in Iowa:

Regardless of whether your organization is mandated by state law to offer sexual harassment prevention training, all businesses should incorporate sexual harassment prevention training into their company culture and HR best practices. This is the best way to keep your employees happy, productive, & everyone out of court.

What Iowa State Laws and Federal Laws Protect Against Sexual Harassment?

The federal laws that prohibit sexual harassment come under Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

(EEOC) has published guidelines on sexual harassment in the workplace in Iowa which provide a legal definition of sexually harassing behavior. The Iowa Civil Rights Act of 1965, Iowa Code Chapter 216, also prohibits sexual harassment in the workplace.

What Is Considered Sexual Harassment in Iowa:

Sexual harassment covers many areas such as unwelcomed sexual advances, demand for sexual favors in return for workplace privilege, and any other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature which if not agreed to could affect the victim’s employment status such as making it difficult for a high level of work performance to be maintained due to the hostile work environment created by the sexual harassment.

Examples of sexual harassment could be any of the following:

  • whistling;
  • verbal commentary about an individual's body, sexual prowess or verbal abuse with a sexual nature;
  • touching;
  • highlighting a person’s sexual deficiencies;
  • repetitive sexual jokes;
  • pinching;
  • leering;
  • flirting;
  • demand for sexual favors;
  • advances or propositions.

How is Sexual Harassment Covered by Law in Iowa?

Sexual harassment as a type of sex discrimination violates the federal law found in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII applies to employers with 15 or more employees.

Under Iowa law employers are required to establish and post company policies in a public area in the workplace explaining how sexual harassment is monitored and handled. Employers cannot retaliate against any employee who has alleged sexual harassment in a claim.

The Iowa anti-discrimination statute covers some of the smaller employers who won’t be covered by federal law. So if your workplace has from 6 to14 employees, you should file your complaint with the ICRC, as the EEOC enforces federal law, which covers only employers with 15 or more employees.

Where Can a Workplace Sexual Harassment Claim be Filed in Iowa?

The ICRC receives, investigates, and resolves individual complaints alleging sexual harassment which violates the "Iowa Civil Rights Act of 1965 as amended."

The filing of a complaint of sexual harassment is the first stage of the complaint process. Any employee who believes that he or she has been subjected to sexual harassment prohibited by the Iowa Civil Rights Act should immediately report the incident to his or her direct supervisor.

If senior figures were responsible for the sexual harassment, the complaint may be submitted directly to the director of the Department of Administrative Services or the Governor’s Office without reporting the matter to anyone in the workplace.

The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) defines sexual harassment as follows:

Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when such conduct:

  • explicitly or implicitly affects an individual's employment
  • unreasonably interferes with an individual's work performance
  • creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment

Iowa cities providing onsite sexual harassment training seminars:

Des Moines: Marriott Downtown
700 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309

Cedar Rapids: Hilton Hotel
9100 Atlantic Dr SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Davenport: Hilton Hotels
215 N Main St, Davenport, IA 52801