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Judicial Retention Elections

by Thomas Freeman
Uncategorized

It is ultimately our job, as citizens and voters, to ensure the officials that represent us are doing their jobs. Every year we have elections to determine who should represent us in a variety of local, state, and federal offices. It is important that we hold judges to the same standard. It is up to us to determine that the judges who run our courtrooms… Read More

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FLF Receives “Best Law Firm Ranking” from U.S. News

by Amy Beck
Employee Spotlight

We are excited to announce that Fiedler Law Firm, P.L.C.’s Des Moines and Omaha offices received Tier 1 rankings from U.S. News – Best Lawyers. The 2023 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms” list recognizes the most elite firms across the nation, identified for their professional excellence with consistently positive feedback from clients and peers. To become eligible for a “Best Law… Read More

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Filing a Civil Rights Complaint – First Steps

by David Albrecht
Uncategorized

Q: “I think my employer discriminated against me.  Now what?  Can I sue them right away?” A: Not quite.  The Iowa Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination in employment because of race, color, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, and physical or mental disability.  However, before you may file a civil rights lawsuit, you must file a civil rights complaint with the… Read More

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Election Season in Iowa

by Amy Beck

Election Day.  Election Day is November 8, 2022.  This is a midterm election.  To learn more about your candidates, click here. Polling Place.  Do you know where to vote?  If not, click here. Voting Times.  Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. statewide. Voter Registration.  Are you registered to vote?  If so, great work!  You can skip this section.  If not, do… Read More

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Nebraska Sex Discrimination Verdict Exceeds $3.8 Million

by Amy Beck
Sex Discrimination

After a five-day trial, a Douglas County jury awarded $3.85 million earlier this month to Kristine Shaner, a former HDR vice president that had been with the company 18 years.  The 12-member jury deliberated three hours before unanimously agreeing that the company discriminated against Kristine based on her gender. The jury awarded her $2.57 million in lost wages and $1.28 million for mental and emotional… Read More

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Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Org.

by Paige Fiedler

Friday, the Supreme Court has overturned the landmark decisions of Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, eviscerating nearly 50 years of precedent recognizing abortion as a fundamental right.  See Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973); Planned Parenthood v. Casey, 505 U.S. 833 (1992).  The Court’s 213-page opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization was released this morning, and flatly states, “The… Read More

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Happy Pride Month!

by Fiedler Law Firm

When thinking about LGBTQ Pride month, the first thing that may come to mind is the display of beautiful rainbow flags, exciting events, and messages of love and support. But do you know how this month got its start? Over 50 years ago – yes, the time before smartphones and before the Beatles broke up – there was an event called the Stonewall Uprising in… Read More

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FLF Client Pushes for Equality in Polk County

by Amy Beck

Happy Pride Month! We are constantly amazed by our LGBTQ+ clients and allies that have the courage and tenacity to take a stand when they see injustice. James Sargent is someone we are particularly proud of. James always dreamed of working within the Polk County Medical Examiner’s office (“PCME”). He had the requisite skills, education, and experience to excel there. However, he was not selected… Read More

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Get Out the Vote!

by Amy Beck
Policy

Election Day is around the corner.  Do you have a voting plan? Polling Place.  Do you know where to vote?  If not, confirm your polling place here. Voting Times.  Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. statewide. Voter Registration.  Are you registered to vote?  If so, great work!  You can skip this section.  If not, do not worry.  Iowa allows same day… Read More

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Back to School Blues

by Amy Beck

Across the country, teachers are facing a difficult decision between returning to the classrooms and potentially putting their lives at risk or foregoing their career.  This is an especially scary situation for our immunocompromised educators. What options do teachers have? First, if a teacher has a disability (like diabetes or cystic fibrosis), he or she can make a formal request for accommodations.[1]  COVID-19 and stressors… Read More

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