Disabilities (ADA): Iowa
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Authors: Michelle Barrett Falconer, Littler
- In addition to the federal equal opportunity laws, an Iowa employer must comply with state and local law, including the Iowa Civil Rights Act. See Disability Discrimination in Iowa.
- The Iowa Civil Rights Act of 1965 established the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, which promotes the elimination and minimization of disability discrimination in employment. See The Iowa Civil Rights Act.
- Iowa law prohibits solicitation of genetic testing on applicants or employees without that individual's written consent, except for some limited purposes. See Genetic Testing.
- Iowa law prohibits an employer from requiring an HIV or AIDS test as a condition of employment for any applicant or employee. See Communicable Disease - AIDS Testing.
- Iowa law requires that an employer provides a leave of absence for pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions. See Pregnancy-Related Disability.
- Iowa allows the use of cannabidiol under very limited circumstances. See Medical Marijuana Law.
- Many cities in Iowa have local ordinances that prohibit disability discrimination, including Des Moines and Cedar Rapids. See Local Ordinances.