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Fiedler Law Firm Fights to Protect Teens from Sexual Harassment

by Fiedler Law Firm
Sexual Harassment

On December 27, 2017, Fiedler Law Firm, PLC filed a lawsuit against Wellman’s Pub and Rooftop, the bar’s General Manager, and two of the bar’s managers, on behalf of clients Kennedy and Sydney Feuerhelm and their mother, Mary Feuerhelm. The lawsuit alleges that a Wellman’s cook sexually harassed Kennedy and Sydney, who were both just 16 years old at the time. The lawsuit further alleges… Read More

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To Report or To Not Report; That is the Question

by Fiedler Law Firm
Sexual Harassment

This week the New York Times published an article regarding the (in)effectiveness of going to H.R. to report sexual harassment. The article focuses on a woman, Emery Lindsley, who works in the hospitality industry and went to Human Resources (H.R.) at her former employer with a complaint of harassment. The H.R. person ignored Ms. Lindsley’s complaint. How did Ms. Lindsley know that? The H.R. person… Read More

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Iowa Jury Awards $4.5 Million to F&T Client

by Fiedler Law Firm

A POWESHIEK COUNTY JURY FOUND THAT GRINNELL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (GRMC) AND TWO OF ITS ADMINISTRATORS DISCRIMINATED AGAINST FIEDLER & TIMMER CLIENT GREGG HAWKINS, A 38-YEAR EMPLOYEE, BASED ON HIS AGE AND DISABILITY (CANCER) AND RETALIATED AGAINST HIM WHEN HE OPPOSED THE DISCRIMINATION. THE JURY’S VERDICT SURPASSES $4.5 MILLION. F&T lawyers Brooke Timmer, Nate Borland, and Amy Beck represented Gregg during the 10-day jury at… Read More

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Moody Settles Lawsuit with Iowa State

by Fiedler Law Firm
Uncategorized

NIKKI MOODY HAS SETTLED HER LAWSUIT AGAINST THE STATE OF IOWA AND IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY FOR $60,000. DES MOINES, IA – Former Iowa State University basketball standout Nikki Moody and her attorneys, Brooke Timmer and Katie Ervin Carlson of the law firm Fiedler & Timmer, released statements today after reaching a settlement in a discrimination lawsuit brought against Iowa State University. Nikki now lives in… Read More

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Court of Appeals Upholds Nearly $1M Judgment for F&T Client

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F&T LAWYERS PREVAIL IN APPEAL BY STATE OF IOWA AND IOWA DNR. COURT OF APPEALS AFFIRMS NEARLY $1M JUDGMENT FOR F&T CLIENT IN DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION CASE. In August 2015, F&T attorneys Brooke Timmer and Whitney Judkins went to trial in a disability discrimination case against the State of Iowa and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.  We wrote about the trial and our client, John… Read More

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Judge: Hy-Vee Discriminated against Blind Applicant

by Fiedler Law Firm
Disability Discrimination

Congratulations to our client Sandy Braaksma! On Monday, February 15, 2016, Polk County District Court Judge Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger entered judgment against Hy-Vee, Inc. for discriminating against Sandy because she’s blind. In 2014, Sandy applied for a job as a dishwasher at Hy-Vee’s Market Grille in Chariton, Iowa. Even though she had 3 ½ years’ experience working in restaurants, Hy-Vee told Sandy she “didn’t have… Read More

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David Albrecht selected for GDMLI Community Connect Program

by Fiedler Law Firm
Employee Spotlight

This morning, the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute announced the participants and mentors for its 2016 Community Connect: Mentors Inspiring Success program. Fiedler & Timmer attorney David Albrecht is one of 30 metro professionals selected to participate. Here is how GDMLI describes the program: Community Connect seeks to inspire future leaders to take purposeful action in the community as a result of relationships with experienced… Read More

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Judge Orders Iowa DNR To Stop Discriminating Against Disabled Employees

by Fiedler Law Firm
Disability Discrimination

This morning, Polk County District Court Judge Robert Hanson ordered the Forestry Bureau of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to “cease and desist from discriminating on the basis of disability.” The order follows a jury verdict that found that the DNR discriminated against John Vetter, a 36-year employee, on the basis of his disability when the agency fired him on August 23, 2013. The… Read More

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Paige Fiedler interviewed by KCCI

by Fiedler Law Firm

KCCI visited the office today to discuss the recent case of a gay teacher being denied employment by Dowling Catholic High School. The story and video are available here, with the legal discussion beginning at 2:55 in the video.   https://www.kcci.com/article/all-sides-express-views-over-school-s-refusal-to-hire-gay-teacher/6905488

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