People have rights against government mistreatment. Both the Constitution and legislative statutes provide these rights, which include rights against police abuse and mistreatment at public schools, as well as the right to privacy and the rights of free speech and assembly. Persons also have statutory civil rights against discrimination by private businesses. These rights in Iowa include the right to be free from unlawful discrimination in employment, education, housing, public accommodations, and credit on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, disability, gender, age, sexual orientation and gender identity. We take pride in standing up for the civil rights of individuals when government or businesses fail to live up to their obligations to respect these rights. If you believe your rights have been violated, please contact our firm to discuss your situation with one of our several qualified attorneys.