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Your Rights in Public Services

Your Rights

A public service is a city, county, town, township, public agency or board, and other government entities.

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 some exceptions, it is a violation of the Human Rights Act in public services when, because of your protected class status, public entities such as cities, counties, towns, townships, public agencies and boards, and other government entities:

  • Refuse to provide or limit access to services for certain individuals
  • Refuse to reasonably accommodate an individual with a disability
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