Case Name: Mormann v. Iowa Workforce Development

Filed:June 15, 2018 by the Iowa Supreme Court (No. 16-1333)

Subject matter: The equitable tolling doctrines of the discovery rule and equitable estoppel are available with respect to the 300-day filing limitation in the ICRA.

After the Iowa District Court for Polk County dismissed Mr. Mormann’s failure-to-hire claim, Mr. Mormann filed an application for interlocutory review, which the Iowa Supreme Court granted. The Court held that the equitable tolling doctrines of the discovery rule and equitable estoppel are available with respect to the 300-day filing limitation in the ICRA. However, the Court held that Mormann was not entitled to either doctrine and affirmed the decision of the district court.

Kristymarie Shipley
Kristymarie is an Associate Attorney whose practice focuses on litigation, and labor & employment. She is originally from Caguas, Puerto Rico and fluent in Spanish.