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EEO - Retaliation: Iowa

EEO - Retaliation requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: Stuart R. Buttrick, Kyle Fogt and Susan W. Kline, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP


  • The Iowa Civil Rights Act prohibits any persons from retaliating against persons who engage in protected conduct under the ICRA. See Retaliation Under the Iowa Civil Rights Act.
  • The Iowa Civil Rights Act has the potential to make a broader group of parties liable to an employee for unlawful retaliatory conduct. See Individual Liability.
  • To succeed on a retaliation claim under the Iowa Civil Rights Act, an employee must make out a similar prima facie case as under federal law. See Establishing a Claim of Retaliation.
  • The Iowa Civil Rights Act imposes significantly different procedural mechanisms for employees who wish to pursue a retaliation claim under the Act. See Iowa Civil Rights Commission.