Your Rights in Public Services

Prohibited Practices in Public Services

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

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

Cities, counties, towns, townships, public agencies and boards, and other government entities discriminate against any person in the access to, admission to, full utilization of or benefit from any public service because of a person's membership in a protected class;

Public transit service fails to provide physical access and equitable service to persons who have disabilities.

More Information

Fact Sheet (PDF)

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.