The Iowa Civil Rights Commission lists key terms of confidential settlement agreements for each fiscal year.

Settlements 2021/2022

Area

Basis

Incident(s)

Terms

Public Accom

Race, Color

Other

$4,500

Employment

Race, Color, Disability

Failure to Train, Harassment, Termination

$6,000

Employment

National Origin, Preg

Termination

$6,000

Employment

Race, Religion, Creed

Failure to Promote, Harassment, Reduced Hours, Termination

$75,000

Employment

Sex, Age, Dis, Ret

Harassment, Sexual Harassment, Unequal Pay, Suspension, Forced to Quit

$5,000

Employment

Sex, Retal

Discipline, Harassment, Sexual Harassment, Termination

$7,000

Education

Race, Color, National Origin

Discrimination

$30,000

Employment

Race, Color

Termination

$2,500

Employment

Disability

Harassment, Forced to Quit, Discharge

$3,000

Employment

Race, Color, Age, Retaliation

Discharge

Confidential

Employment

Race, Color, Age

Harassment, Discharge

Confidential

Employment

Sex, Age, Religion, Retaliation

Sexual Harassment, Reduced Hours, Discharge

$18,500

Employment

Pregnancy, Retaliation

Harassment, Reduced Hours, Benefits, Denied Accommodation, Discharge

$12,000

Employment

Disability, Opposition

Forced leave of absence

Confidential

Employment

Age

Failure to Promote

$8,750

Employment

Disability

Discharge

$27,000

Employment

Race, Color, Retaliation

Harassment, Reduced Hours, Discharge

$1,500

Employment

Disability

Discharge

$5,000

Employment

Sex

Harassment, Sexual Harassment, Constructive Discharge

$15,000

Employment

National Origin, Age, Disability, Retaliation

Assignment, Discipline, Harassment, Training, Discharge, Recall

$7,500

Employment

National Origin, Race, Color, Sex, Retaliation

Discharge, Hiring, Recall

$25,000

Employment

Disability, Retaliation

Denied Accommodation, Reduced Pay

$10,000

Employment

Disability

Discharge

$2,000

Settlements 2020/2021

Area

Basis

Incident(s)

Terms

Employment

Race, Disability, Retaliation

Harassment, Forced to Quit

$10,000

Employment

Age, Disability

Discipline, Harassment, Reduced Pay

$17,500

Employment

Disability, Retaliation

Termination

$20,000

Employment

Disability

Reduced Hours, Unequal Pay

$10,000

Employment

Sex

Sexual Harassment

$52,000

Employment

Disability, Retaliation

Harassment, Termination

$15,000

Employment

Race, Sex, National Origin, Religion, Age, Disability

Harassment, Suspension, Unequal Pay

$20,000

Employment

Race, Color, Sexual Orientation, Retaliation

Termination

$2,800

Education

Sex, Disability, Retaliation

Denied Accommodation

$70,000

Employment

Race, Color, Retaliation

Forced to Quit

$20,000

Employment

Disability

Denied Accommodation, Termination

$21,000

Employment

Pregnancy

Termination

$6,500

Employment

Age, Disability

Failure to Recall

$7,000

Employment

Pregnancy

Termination

$2,500

Employment

Race, Color

Termination

$6,500

Employment

Disability, Retaliation

Termination

$45,000

Employment

Disability

Termination

$9,000

Employment

Sex, Retaliation

Harassment, Sexual Harassment, Undesirable Assignment

$25,000

Employment

Race, Color, Age, Sexual Orientation

Harassment, Layoff

$20,000

Employment

Sex, Pregnancy, Disability

Forced to Quit

$10,500

Employment

Disability

Termination

$23,072

Employment

Sex, Retaliation

Harassment, Termination

$23,000

Employment

Sex

Sexual Harassment

$2,200

Employment

Sex, Retaliation, Sexual Orientation

Sexual Harassment, Forced to Quit

$15,000

Employment

Pregnancy

Termination

$51,000

Public Accommodation

Race, Color

Denied Accommodation, Denied Service

$10,000

Employment

Race, Color, Retaliation

Termination

$45,000

Employment

Disability

Termination

$4,000

Employment

Age, Disability

Failure to Train, Discipline, Denied Accommodation

$20,000

Employment

Disability

Failure to Recall, Reduced Hours, Reduced Pay

$25,000

Employment

Race, Color, National Origin

Harassment

$6,250

Employment

Sex Retaliation

Reduced Hours, Termination

$25,000

Employment

Sex, Age, Disability

Denied Accommodation, Discipline, Forced to Quit

$10,000

Employment

Race, Color, National Origin

Termination

$8,000

Employment

Pregnancy

Termination

$42,500

Employment

Race, Religion, Age

Failure to Promote

$3,000

Employment

Sex, Pregnancy

Denied Accommodation

$6,000

 

Settlements 2019/2020

Area

Basis

Incident(s)

Terms

Employment

Race, National Origin, Religion

Harassment, Unequal Pay, Termination

$30,000

Employment

Disability, Retaliation

Denied Accommodations, Discipline, Termination

$29,000

Employment

Disability

Termination

$24,000

Employment

Disability

Layoff, Termination

$4,072

Employment

Sex, Retaliation

Denied Benefits, Denied Accommodation, Sexual Harassment

$11,364

Employment

Race, Color

Failure to Hire, Failure to Recall

$8,000

Employment

Race, Color, Age

Failure to Hire

$10,000

Employment

Race, Color, Sex, Age, Retaliation

Reduced Hours, Layoff, Termination

$1,500

Employment

Disability

Denied Accommodation, Discipline, Harassment

$20,000

Employment

Disability

Termination

$3,500

Employment

Disability

Denied Accommodation, Termination

$5,000

Employment

Age

Forced to Quit, Termination

$11,000

Employment

Disability

Denied Accommodation, Discipline, Harassment

$9,000

Employment

Sex, Disability, Retaliation

Sexual Harassment, Termination

$13,000

Employment

Race

Retaliation

$28,797

Employment

Sex

Sexual Harassment, Termination

$25,000

Employment

Race, Color, National Origin, Disability

Denied accommodation, Failure to Promote

$5,000

Employment

Disability, Retaliation

Failure to Hire, Denied Accommodation

$1,600

Employment

Sex

Sexual Harassment, Forced to Quit

$97,500

Employment

Disability

Termination

$16,500

Employment

Race, Sex, Retaliation

Harassment, Sexual Harassment

$15,000

Employment

Race, Color, Sex, Age, Disability

Failure to Train, Suspension, Denied Accommodation

$8,000

Employment

Age

Failure to Promote

$110,000

Employment

Sex, Retaliation

Sexual Harassment, Discipline, Forced to Quit

$15,000

Employment

Race, color, Retaliation

Termination

$7,000

Employment

Sex, Age, Retaliation

Harassment, Reduced Hours

$9,000

Employment

Disability, Retaliation

Termination

$2,000

Employment

Race, color, Religion, Retaliation

Failure to Train, Termination

Confidential

Employment

Disability

Termination

$24,000

Employment

Disability, Retaliation

Denied Accommodation, Discipline

$37,500

Employment

Sex

Harassment, Reduced Pay, Unequal Pay, Forced to Quit

$60,000

Employment

Disability, Retaliation

Denied Accommodation, Termination

$35,000

Employment

Age, Disability

Denied Accommodation, Termination

$8,500

Employment

Disability, Retaliation

Denied Accommodation, Termination

$7,500

Employment

Disability

Unequal Pay, Reduced Hours, Harassment, Termination

$3,000

Employment

Disability, Retaliation

Denied Accommodation, Harassment

$4,350

Public Accommodation

Disability

Denied Service

$750

Employment

Sex, Age, Retaliation

Failure to Train, Undesirable Assignment, Harassment, Termination

$35,000

Employment

Sex

Reduced Pay, Unequal Pay

$1,421

 

Settlements 2018/2019

Area

Basis

Adverse Action

Settlement Terms

Employment

Race, Color

Discipline, Harassment, Undesirable assignment, Retaliation

$40,000

Employment

Race

Harassment, Termination

$3,000

Employment

Disability

Termination

$28,500

Employment

Sex, Retaliation

Sexual Harassment, Harassment

$10,000

Employment

Disability

Denied Accommodation, Benefits, Termination

$15,000

Employment

Sex, Retaliation

Sexual Harassment, Termination

$3,000

Employment

Age, Sex

Discipline, Harassment, Termination

$20,000

Employment

Sex

Harassment, Reduced Hours, Retaliation, Termination

$32,500

Employment

Pregnancy

Denied Accommodation, Harassment, Termination

$50,000

Employment

Disability

Harassment, Denied Accommodation

$5,251

Employment

Age, Sex

Termination

$48,000

Employment

Disability

Failure to Train, Layoff, Termination

$50,000

Employment

Age

Failure to Hire

$25,000

Employment

Race, Color, Disability, Sex, Retaliation

Disciplined, Reduced Hours, Termination

$5,000

Employment

Disability

Denied Accommodation, Termination

$20,000

Employment

Color, Race, Retaliation

Harassment, Termination

$9,000

Employment

Age, Disability

Harassment, Termination

$35,000

Employment

Race, Color, Sex, National Origin, Retaliation

Sexual Harassment, Forced to Quit, Termination

$14,000; Neutral job reference for Complainant upon request

Employment

Age

Termination

$4,250, Reinstatement

Public Accommodation

Disability, Retaliation

Denied Accommodation

$5,000

Employment

Age

Harassment, Demotion, Undesirable Assignment, Discipline, Forced to Quit

$40,000

Employment

Sex

Harassment, Sexual Harassment

$11,000

Public Accommodation

Disability

Denial of Service

$1,200

Education

Race, Disability

Suspension, Discipline, Harassment

$7,500, copy of report, letter of apology

Employment

Age, Disability

Failure to Accommodate, Termination

Confidential

Public Accommodation, Credit

Race, Color, Disability by Association, Retaliation

Denied Service, Denied Credit

$3,500

Employment

Sex, Retaliation

Harassment, Termination

$30,000; Positive letter of recommendation, Change reason for leaving to voluntary resignation with notice

Employment

Age, Race, Sex

Harassment

$50,000; Neutral Reference, No contest of Unemployment Benefits

Employment

Sexual Orientation, Retaliation

Harassment, Sexual Harassment, Discipline, Forced to Quit

$5,500

Employment

Sexual Orientation, Retaliation

Harassment, Sexual Harassment, Discipline, Forced to Quit

$5,500

Employment

Age

Failure to Promote

$2,000; Salary increase, training for managers

Employment

Disability

Denied Accommodation, Harassment

$5,000

Settlements 2017/2018

AREA BASIS ADVERSE ACTION SETTLEMENT TERMS
Employment Disability Demotion, Denied Accommodation, Undesirable Assignment/Transfer, Terminated $2,500
Employment Age Failure to Hire $15,000
Employment Race, Color, Sex, Age Terminated $500, Confidentiality
Employment Sex, Retaliation Harassment, Sexual Harassment $50,000, Confidentiality, No Admission of Liability
Employment Disability Dennied Accommodation, Failure to Hire $25,500
Employment Disability Denied Accommodation, Terminated $17,250
Employment Disability, Sexual Orientation, Retaliation Undesirable Assignment/Transfer $5,500
Education Race, Color Denied Service, Harassment $20,000
Employment Age Terminated $10,000
Employment Pregnancy Denied Accommodation, Terminated $8,500
Employment Sex, Retaliation Forced to Quit/Retire, Unequal Pay $14,350
Employment Color, Disability, Race, Retaliation Denied Accommodation, Denied Benefits, Disciplined/Suspended, Failure to Promote, Failure to Train, Harassment, Undesirable Assignment/Transfer, Terminated, Unequal Pay $4,000
Employment Disability Denied Accomodation, Terminated $10,000, Training of Reasonable Accommodation, Neutral Recommendation Letter
Employment Disability, Pregnancy Denied Accomodation, Harassment, Laid Off/Failure to Recall, Reduced Hours $2,500
Employment Color, Race Failure to Train, Reduced Hours, Terminated $5,250 within 3 Days, "Non-Rehirable" Removed from Employee File, Letter with Employment Dates and Rehirable Status, Rewards Points, Discount
Employment Color, Race, Sexual Orientation, Retaliation Harassment, Sexual Harassment, Terminated, Unequal Pay $1,000, Apology, Reference with a Good Recommendation
Employment Disability Failure to Hire $6,000
Employment Age, Disability Undesirable Assignment/Transfer, Terminated $17,500
Public Accommodation Gender Identity Denied Service Complainant can use employee work room to wash hands and can use bathroom of choice.
Employment Race, Retaliation Demotion, Forced to Quit/Retire, Harassment, Reduced Hours, Terminated, Undesirable Assignment/Transfer $7,250 within 36 hours, "Non-Rehirable" Removed from Employee File, Positive Letter of Recommendation, Discount, Confidentiality
Public Accommodation Disability Denied Accommodation Settlement Terms Private
Employment Age, Color, Race, Sexual Orientation, Retaliation Disciplined, Failure to Train, Harassment $37,500, Neutral Letter of Reference, Eligible for Rehire, Non-Disclosure of Reason for End of Employment
Employment Disability Terminated $12,500
Employment Gender Identity, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Retaliation Demotion, Denied Benefits, Disciplined/Suspended, Failure to Promote, Failure to Train, Harassment, Reduced Hours, Undesirable Assignment/Transfer $11,500, Policy Review and Update, Anti-Harassment/Discrimination Policies Training to Employees and Managers, Neutral Letter of Reference
Employment Disability Denied Accommodation, Harassment, Terminated $8,500
Employment Sex, Retaliation Harassment, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment $12,000
Public Accommodation Color, Race Denied Service $10,000 to Complainant, $10,000 to Four Charities of Complainant's Choice, Implicit Bias Training
Employment Disability Failure to Hire $5,500
Employment Sex Harassment, Constructive Discharge $30,000, Confirm eligibility for rehire if asked
Employment Disability, Race, Color, Retaliation Harassment, Termination $1,950, Review and update employer policies and complaint procedures
Public Accommodation Sex Denial of Service, Retaliation $513
Education Disability Denied Accommodation $4,500, Training, Notice to teachers of requirement to comply with 504 plans