The Minnesota Department of Human Rights' 2011-2012 Biennium Report reflects the work that Commissioner Lindsey and his staff have proactively educated, conciliated and conferenced to keep Minnesota free of discrimination and prepare state government and business for changing demographics. Supplemental information to this report is available here. Download report as PDF (24 pages, 5.79mb).
Report to the Legislature
Twice a year the Minnesota Department of Human Rights submits its semi-annual report to the legislature summarizing the results of its investigation and resolution of human rights complaints.
Download Legislative Reports (PDF)
MDHR Enforcement Case Summaries
The Minnesota Department of Human Rights released its Case Summaries in Enforcement (PDF 775 kb) that spans four years and myriad discrimination charges including age, race, disability, national origin, gender, pregnancy, religion, sexual orientation and reprisal. These cases represent a portion of the approximately 2,400 cases the Department investigated from 2011 through June 2015.
The cases also give a glimpse into the broad range of discrimination complaints filed with the Department. MDHR investigators within the Department are responsible for investigating claims of discrimination in areas such as business, credit, education, employment, housing, public accommodation and public services.
MDHR Equal Pay Certificate of Compliance Report
The Minnesota Department of Human Rights submits its first biennial report summarizing its efforts to ensure state contractors provide equal pay to their female employees consistent with Minn. Stat. §363A.44. This report addresses activity from August 1, 2014 through December 31, 2015. In preparing this report, the Department consulted with the Legislative Coordinating Commission Office on the Economic Status of Women.
Affirmative Action Plan
The department's affirmative action plan (Word document 234kb) details the establishment of affirmative action programs, including equal opportunity in employment to current and prospective employees without regard to race, religion, creed, color, age, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local human rights commission.
Many of the department's report documents are published in PDF format; you will need Acrobat Reader to view PDFs (it's free, download Acrobat Reader here). If you require one or more of these documents in another format, contact us at: 651.539.1100 (TTY 651.296.1283) or Toll Free at 1.800.657.3704, or email us at: info.MDHR@state.mn.us.