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Jury finds retaliation in 1st of 4 Iowa bias trial

In this April 17, 2013 file photo, plaintiffs, from left, Charles Zanders, Tereasa Jefferson, Beverly Couch and Wilbur Devine Jr., look on during a news conference about a racial bias class action lawsuit against the state of Iowa in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) by David PittAssociated Press Writer DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A jury on Thursday awarded a Black woman $130,000, finding that Iowa Workforce Development officials retaliated against her after she filed a racial discrimination complaint with the Iowa Civil Rights Commission. The jury found Dorothea Polk, 52, was the subject of retaliation when she was fired from her mail clerk job in 2006.

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1st trial begins in group of Iowa bias claims

In this April 17, 2013 file photo, plaintiffs, from left, Charles Zanders, Tereasa Jefferson, Beverly Couch and Wilbur Devine Jr., look on during a news conference about a racial bias class action lawsuit against the state of Iowa in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) by Ryan J. FoleyAssociated Press Writer IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Jury selection started Tuesday in the first of what could be several trials over claims that managers in Iowa’s executive branch discriminated or retaliated against Black state workers and job applicants.