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Civil Rights Investigation Process

The chart below details the Minnesota Department of Human Rights' investigation process.

Please note:

  • The time limit for filing a charge with the Department is one year from the date of the reported incident.
  • You do not need to have an attorney to file a charge with the Minnesota Department of Human Rights. 
  • At any time, the person filing a charge of discrimination may pursue private legal action.

Download the Civil Rights Investigation Process chart here (PDF 173kb).

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