How can I file for a Grievance Transfer in Iowa?

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How can I file for a Grievance Transfer in Iowa?

I work for HyVee and already talked to HR, they say they don’t have to follow a
Grievance Transfer Law if there is one. I work at one store and the store
manager will no allow me to transfer. I like the company and would prefer to
transfer and there is an open position to where I’d like to go rather than quit
and try to get rehired. I cannot stay where I am at, it is causing too much
animosity at home, what are my options?

Asked on November 18, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Iowa

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

There is no such thing as a "grievance transfer" law. Perhaps you are thinking of a provision in an applicable employment contract or union agreement. Absent that, so long as your treatment is not due to some form of legally actionable discrimination, your company's action is perfectly permissable. The fact is that most employment relationships are "at will". This means that a business can set the conditions of work much as it sees fit. This includes when, why and where to transfer a worker. If this is not acceptable to you, unfortunately your choices are to continue complaining but risk termination or quit.

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

No, there is no such thing as a grievance transfer law, or indeed any law either giving you the right to a transfer or the right to file grievances. Sometimes a contract, like a union or collective bargaining contract, may give you these rights; but if you don't have a contract, the employer decides which location you work at, whether to allow a transfer, and whether to have any procedure for filing a grievance, and is free to not have such a procedure.


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