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Report Human Rights Violation to NIT for Investigation

discriminationIf you feel your Human Rights have been violated, you may contact the IOWA CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION.
You may also contact We would be interested to know about your situation, and possibly report on it after our own investigation.

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The Iowa Civil Rights Act prohibits discriminatory practices in Employment; Housing; Public Accommodations; Education and Credit.

These personal characteristics are protected in all 5 areas: race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, pregnancy, disability; Age is protected in employment and credit; Marital status is protected only in credit; Familial status is protected in housing and credit.

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. "Refusal to rent/sell," "unequal terms," and "eviction" are incidents in housing. "Refusal to admit," "harassing conduct," and "suspension" are incidents in education. "Refusal to extend credit" and "unequal terms" are incidents in credit.

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Please note: Any information you send may be used in a news report should NIT decide to investigate your claim. You may request that your name be kept confidential. NIT is not affiliated with the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, and sending this information does not constitute filing a claim with that agency.