General Information

These are general questions for the Iowa Civil Rights Commission.

Iowa Civil Rights History Toolkit

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The 2014 Greater Iowa African American Resource Guide

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What is a "basis?"

It is a personal characteristic, or protected class, which is generally not to be considered in area-related decision-making.  If the basis was a motivating factor in the incident, then the incident is usually a discriminatory practice.

What is an "incident?"

It is a decision or action, usually made by someone in authority, in one of the five areas, which adversely affects someone.
"Failure to hire," "
harassing conduct," "failure to accommodate," "unequal pay," and "termination" are considered incidents in employment.
"Failure to serve" and "unequal service" are incidents in public accommodations.

What is a "discriminatory practice?"

A "discriminatory practice" is defined generally as an "incident because of a basis."

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