Iowa Admin. Code r. 161-3.4 - Complaints

(1) Filing complaint. Any person claiming to be aggrieved by a discriminatory or unfair practice may, personally or by an attorney, make, sign, and file with the commission a verified, written complaint. The attorney general, the commission, or a commissioner may initiate the complaint process by filing a complaint with the commission in the same manner as an aggrieved person.
(2) Contents of complaint. Each complaint of discrimination should contain the following:
a. The full name, address and telephone number, if any, of the person making the charge;
b. The full name and address of each respondent;
c. A clear and concise statement of the facts, including pertinent dates, if known, constituting each alleged unfair or discriminatory practice;
d. If known and if employment discrimination is alleged, the approximate number of employees of a respondent employer
(3) Technical defects in complaint. Notwithstanding the provisions of subrule 3.4(2), a complaint is sufficient when the commission receives from the complainant a written statement sufficiently precise to identify the parties and to describe generally the action or practices complained of A complaint may be amended to cure technical defects or omissions, including failure to verify the complaint. Such amendments will relate back to the date the complaint was filed.


Iowa Admin. Code r. 161-3.4

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