Your Rights in Business

Prohibited Practices in Business

Under the Minnesota Human Rights Act, business is a protected area, and it is illegal to treat you differently in business because of your: race, color, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation.

With limited exceptions, the following actions constitute a violation of the Human Rights Act in business when, because of your protected class status,

Businesses or corporations:

  • Refuse to contract with certain individuals
  • Deny or offer less affordable terms and conditions to certain individuals.
  • Require, as a condition of contract, that a woman use her current surname rather than her former surname

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What To Do

Contact us, do not wait! You have one year from the time the discrimination happened to file a charge with our agency.