The Minnesota Department of Human Rights' mediation program is an opportunity to broaden perspectives, build shared understanding, and repair relationships through creating a path forward together. Resolving issues of discrimination early on, while there is still an on-going employment, housing, education, or service relationship is an essential component of civil rights enforcement work.
In mediation, both parties meet with trained mediators to talk about possible ways to resolve their case.
Staff will review your case and decide if it is a good case for mediation. If it is, staff will invite you to participate in mediation. We can answer your questions about what mediation is, how to prepare for a mediation session, and what happens with your case during and after mediation.