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Grant K. Dugdale has more than three decades of experience in a broad range of labor and employment law matters. He represents public and private employers in employment litigation in state and federal courts, including claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and other employment-related claims. He has substantial experience representing employers in administrative proceedings before the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission, the Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission, the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, and other anti-discrimination entities. He also has substantial experience conducting workplace investigations and representing governmental entities that are being investigated by federal agencies.

Before joining the firm, Grant worked as an Assistant Iowa Attorney General for more than 26 years where he counseled and represented state agencies in a wide array of matters, including labor and employment matters. While at the Attorney General’s Office, he also served as general counsel for the Iowa Civil Rights Commission. He also investigated and prosecuted Iowa judicial officers for violations of the Iowa Code of Judicial Conduct. Most recently, Grant worked for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, advising and representing the department on labor and employment matters.

Areas of Practice

Education

  • University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., 1987
  • Augustana College, B.A., History and Government and International Affairs, 1985

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Iowa, 1988
  • Illinois, 1989
  • South Dakota, 1989
  • Nebraska, 1990

Recent Speaking Engagements

  • “What to Do When the DOL Comes Knocking? Lessons Learned From DOL FMLA Investigations,” Central Nebraska HR  Employment Law Forum, March 2024

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Profile

Grant K. Dugdale has more than three decades of experience in a broad range of labor and employment law matters. He represents public and private employers in employment litigation in state and federal courts, including claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and other employment-related claims. He has substantial experience representing employers in administrative proceedings before the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission, the Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission, the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, and other anti-discrimination entities. He also has substantial experience conducting workplace investigations and representing governmental entities that are being investigated by federal agencies.

Before joining the firm, Grant worked as an Assistant Iowa Attorney General for more than 26 years where he counseled and represented state agencies in a wide array of matters, including labor and employment matters. While at the Attorney General’s Office, he also served as general counsel for the Iowa Civil Rights Commission. He also investigated and prosecuted Iowa judicial officers for violations of the Iowa Code of Judicial Conduct. Most recently, Grant worked for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, advising and representing the department on labor and employment matters.

Recent Speaking Engagements

  • “What to Do When the DOL Comes Knocking? Lessons Learned From DOL FMLA Investigations,” Central Nebraska HR  Employment Law Forum, March 2024


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