Category Archives: Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity

FLF Client Pushes for Equality in Polk County

by Site Administrator

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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Paige Fiedler interviewed by KCCI

by Juicebox Administrator

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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Complaint alleges gender bias against University of Iowa

by Juicebox Administrator

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Qualified male candidates were repeatedly passed over for an assistant job in the University of Iowa track program after the athletic department quietly mandated that a woman be hired, a discrimination complaint alleges. Track and field director Larry Wieczorek joked during the hiring process that then-assistant Mike Scott should consider having a sex change operation to improve his prospects, according… Read More

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Press Release – Nelson v. Knight

by Juicebox Administrator

Iowa Supreme Court Affirms Employer’s Firing of Attractive Employee Stating She Didn’t Rebuke Her Bosses Sexual Advances Forcefully Enough DECISION DILUTES CIVIL RIGHTS PROTECTIONS AGAINST GENDER DISCRIMINATION DES MOINES, Iowa (July 12, 2013) — An attractive female employee whose presence sparks sexual feelings and inappropriate behavior from her male boss is not protected by the Iowa Civil Rights Act if he should decide to fire… Read More

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