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Frequently Asked Questions - Your Rights & the MHRA

Have questions? We've got Answers.

Click the links below to find answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. 

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What is Illegal Discrimination

The most common form of unlawful discrimination occurs when people are treated differently because of a protected characteristic. Learn more about who and what is protected here. 

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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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MDHR Fact Sheets

These fact sheets serve as overview to prohibited practices as defined by the Minnesota Human Rights Act. MDHR Fact Sheets are translated in Hmong  Spanish  and Somali.

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Under the Minnesota Human Rights Act (MHRA), employment is a protected area, and it is illegal to treat someone differently in employment because of a characteristic protected under the Act.

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Other Agencies that May Help

Need a service that MDHR doesn't provide? Here are some other agencies that may be able to help you.

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Contact MDHR

All the ways you can contact the Minnesota Department of Human Rights in one place.

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