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Your Rights

Every person in Minnesota is protected by the Human Rights Act because every person, based on their personal characteristics such as a person’s race or sex, belongs to one or more of the protected classes.

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Your Rights - Education Discrimination

Under the Human Rights Act, education is protected, and it is illegal to treat you differently because of your, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, status with regard to public assistance, age or sexual orientation. Learn more about discrimination in education and hostile educational environments. 

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File a Complaint

Intake is the first step in filing a complaint. To speak with someone about your rights under the Minnesota Human Rights Act or to file a charge of discrimination, contact us.

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News and Community

The Department of Human Rights offers news, community events, educational resources and information on community engagement opportunities.

MDHR Protecting Human Rights for 50 Years

MDHR's 50th Anniversary

Learn more about Human Rights in Minnesota and the Nation as we celebrate MDHR's 50th Anniversary.

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