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Your Rights - Reprisal


Your Rights

It is illegal to discriminate against a person who has opposed a practice forbidden 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 people 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.

Who can be the respondent in a claim of reprisal?

Any 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,

Owner, lessor, lessee, sub-lessee, assignee or managing agent of any real property, or any real estate broker, real estate salesperson, or employee or agent thereof.

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