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Familial Status Discrimination

Familial Status Discrimination

 
Discrimination based on familial status is illegal in Minnesota. Under the Minnesota Human Rights Act, familial status is a “protected class.”
 
And it is illegal to treat you differently because of your familial status in:
  • Employment
  • Housing
These are called “protected areas.” 
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MHRA: Employment Familial Status Discrimination

Now, the Women’s Economic Security Act (WESA), which amended the prohibitions against employment discrimination in the Minnesota Human Rights Act (MHRA), makes discrimination based on “familial status” in hiring, promotion, retention and other employment decisions illegal in Minnesota.

Hispanic mother and child

Familial Status and the WESA Law

Discrimination based on familial status in hiring, promotion, retention and other employment decisions is illegal in Minnesota.

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Familial Status FAQ

Your frequently asked questions on Familial Status answered.

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