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Emergency management is organized planning, analysis, and decision-making concerning the coordination of resources to contain an emergency situation decisively. This can include minimizing of economic loss, saving lives or avoiding injury. There are various phases of emergency management. They include preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation. In Iowa, each county has its emergency department or commission which suit the particular needs of the various regions. Emergency management services face several challenges. Amongst these challenges are legal constraints. In Iowa, several laws affect emergency services regarding sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination, and religious accommodation.
Sexual harassment can be categorized under sexual discrimination. It is defined as different treatment of a person as a result of the individual’s sex. This form of discrimination normally affects women most. In Iowa, The Iowa Civil Rights Commission gives free provision of legal aid to Iowans, who have been sexually harassed. Employment discrimination based on a person’s sex is prohibited by Federal laws and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Stanley, 2006).
“Quid Pro Quo” is a major type of sexual harassment that is prevalent or recognizable in Iowa. This occurs when a sexual favor or request is exchanged for the job offer, raise, reward or promotion. Denial of opportunity based on this is another category.
Iowa Code 216.6 spells out unfair employment practices. It states that any persons, labor organizations, employment agencies or agents shall not discriminate any person based on their gender identity. These entities should ensure equality when it comes to hiring, acceptance, registration, classification, referring for employment or discharging of employees or their members.…...

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