One Million Reasons to Settle

Polk County, Iowa.  Recently the court approved a settlement agreement reached between a GRL client and the State of Iowa stemming from a sexual discrimination and retaliation suit filed by the client against the Iowa Department of Human Resources.  The settlement was negotiated in part by Attorney Matt Lindholm and was just shy of $1,000,000.  This case had a plethora of disturbing facts in which the client was exposed to repeated sexual harassment by the client’s immediate supervisor.  To compound the situation, the client’s complaints fell about the situation fell on deaf ears within the upper echelon of the organization which allowed it to continue for an extended period of time.  Additionally, retaliatory measures were taken against the client following the complaints.  As a result, this case has a multitude of reasons why the State should settle as opposed to proceed to trial which is exactly what they decided to do.