Jo Ellen Whitney participated in the 6th Annual Iowa Civil Rights Symposium hosted by the Iowa Civil Rights Commission on April 5 at the Meadows Events Center.
Jo Ellen presented “‘Springing’ Topics in Employment” on a panel with Julie Bittner of MWH Law Group, Michael Carroll of Coppola, McConville, Carroll, Hockenberg & Flynn, P.C., and Katie Ervin Carlson of Timmer Judkins.
The group discussed recent changes and trends in employment discrimination law. They also discussed disability accommodations and the accommodation assessment process. As business leaders conduct their strategic planning, their plans often come into conflict with the perspective of litigators who see risk in some of the planned decisions - the group also discussed this business conflict.