Credit History Video Program

Your Credit History: Interviews with Leading Experts

November, 2011

The department talks with two leading experts: a financial counselor who believes employers have a legitimate business reason to know if a job applicant is behind on his or her bills, and an attorney who believes employers should not be allowed to consider a job applicant's credit history.

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Short Clips

  • Human Rights Quick Tip: Don't Wait to File

    If you file sooner rather than later, your case will be easier to investigate. And, under the Minnesota Human Rights Act, you must file within one year. (2:10 min)

  • Rights You Don't Have: Freedom from Nepotism

    Your employer can't treat someone else more favorably than you—if the reason is race, gender, or another protected characeristic. But showing favoratism to a family member is not illegal under the Human Rights Act. (2:21 min)

  • Case History: Born-Again Christian Harassed

    When he complained about religious harassment, his supervisor allegedly taunted, "Hey, why don’t you go work for God, not for me." (2:51 min)

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