Minnesota Human Rights Act

The Minnesota Department of Human Rights is the state agency within the Governor’s Cabinet responsible for enforcing the Minnesota Human Rights Act. The Human Rights Act is a state law prohibiting discrimination in Minnesota.

Every person in Minnesota is protected by the Human Rights Act as every person, based on their personal characteristics such as a person’s race or sex, belongs to one or more of the Protected Classes: Race, Color, Creed, Religion, National Origin, Sex, Marital Status, Familial Status, Disability, Public Assistance Status, Age, Sexual Orientation, and Local Human Rights Commission Activity.

Chapter 363A of the Minnesota Statutes

Use the links below to navigate directly to a section of the Minnesota Human Rights Act on the Office of Revisor of Statutes' web site.

General Provisions

Unfair Discriminatory Practices

Exemptions to Unfair Discriminatory Practices

Legal Proceedings and Actions

Compliance Requirements

Compliance Requirements

The Minnesota Human Rights Act is available for purchase from Minnesota's Bookstore.

Minnesota Administrative Rules

Chapter 5000, Complaints; Procedures; Compliance

Available at Minnesota's Bookstore

The Minnesota Human Rights Act is available for purchase from Minnesota's Bookstore


Minnesota Administrative Rules

Chapter 5000, Complaints; Procedures; Compliance