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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


What is the Minnesota Department of Human Rights?

The Minnesota Department of Human Rights is the state agency within the Governor’s Cabinet responsible for enforcing the Minnesota Human Rights Act. The Human Rights Act is a state law prohibiting discrimination in Minnesota.  

The Department is a neutral state agency that investigates charges of illegal discrimination, ensures that businesses seeking state contracts are in compliance with equal opportunity requirements, and strives to eliminate discrimination by educating Minnesotans about their rights and responsibilities under the Human Rights Act.

FAQ about MDHR and Filing a Complaint

Other frequently asked questions about discrimination under the Minnesota Human Rights Act can be found in the Your Rights section in Practices Prohibited. Frequently asked questions about contract compliance are listed in the Employers section. If you have questions about terminology used on our web site, visit our glossary page

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