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Case No. 19-2097

Alisha Munoz
v.
Adventure Lands of America, Inc.

Appellant

Alisha Munoz

Appellee

Adventure Lands of America, Inc.

Attorneys for Appellant

John Q. Stoltze

Attorneys for Appellee

Kelsey J. Knowles, Espnola F. Cartmill, and Erika L. Bauer

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
19-2097
Date Published:
Feb 03, 2021
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Coleman McAllister, Judge.  AFFIRMED IN PART, REVERSED IN PART, AND REMANDED.  Heard by Doyle, P.J., and Tabor and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Ahlers, J.  (14 pages)

            Alisha Munoz brought an employment discrimination suit against her former employer, Adventure Lands of America, Inc. (Adventureland).  Munoz claimed Adventureland engaged in sex discrimination, disability discrimination, hostile work environment, and wrongful discharge in violation of public policy.  The district court granted summary judgment to Adventureland on all four counts.  OPINION HOLDS: We agree with the district court that Munoz failed to provide evidence of an adverse employment action on her discrimination claims and she failed to articulate a valid public policy to support her wrongful-discharge claim.  However, we find she generated a genuine issue of material fact on her hostile-work-environment claim based on disability.  Therefore, we affirm in part, reverse in part, and remand for further proceedings.

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