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File a Complaint

File A Complaint

Take the First Step with Intake 

Intake is the first step in filing a complaint. When you contact MDHR, you will speak with one of MDHR's enforcement officers about whether your complaint is covered by the Minnesota Human Rights Act. If your complaint is covered by the Act, staff draft a charge of discrimination. 

  • There is no filing fee to draft a charge.
  • You have one year from the date of the alleged discrimination to file a charge.
  • An attorney is not required to file a charge though some people do hire an attorney.
  • Learn more about MDHR's role and your rights.
  • Learn more about filing a complaint.

To speak with someone about your rights under the Minnesota Human Rights Act or to file a charge of discrimination, contact us.

 

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First Step

The Department of Human Rights will accept for filing any jurisdictional charge drafted by an attorney as long as the attorney also signs the charge form and provides their registration number.

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Your Options

Explore your options for filing a complaint with MDHR and other agencies.

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File a Complaint

Intake is the first step in filing a complaint. To speak with someone about your rights under the Minnesota Human Rights Act or to file a charge of discrimination, contact us.

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What Happens Next

This chart shows the basic steps in complaint processing at MDHR.

A text version of the chart is available here.

Download Complaint Handling Chart (126kb)

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