It is illegal to discriminate against a person who has opposed a forbidden practice under the Minnesota Human Rights Act (MHRA) or has filed a charge, testified, assisted, or participated in any manner in an investigation, proceeding, or hearing under the MHRA.
It is also illegal to discriminate against an individual who has associated with a person or group of persons who are disabled or who are of a different race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, or national origin.
Who is Protected
Individuals who have opposed a practice forbidden under the MHRA, testified, assisted, or participated in any manner in an investigation, proceeding, or hearing under the MHRA.
The legal standard is whether an individual has a good faith, reasonable belief that she or he was opposing illegal discrimination.
Individuals who have been alleged to be a perpetrator in an unfair discriminatory practice, employers, labor organizations, employment agencies, public accommodations, public services, educational institutions, or owner, lessor, lessee, sublessee, assignee or managing agent of any real property, or any real estate broker, real estate salesperson, or employee or agent thereof.