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Minnesota Human Rights Act

The Minnesota Human Rights Act (MHRA) is the state law prohibiting discrimination in Minnesota and is enforced by the Minnesota Department of Human Rights (MDHR). 

It is one of the strongest civil rights laws in the country. 

The state law prohibits discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations, public services, education, credit, and business based on protected class, such as: race, religion, disability, national origin, sex, marital status, familial status, age, sexual orientation, and gender identity. 

Use the links below to navigate directly to a section of the Minnesota Human Rights Act on the Office of Revisor of Statutes' website.

General Provisions

Unfair Discriminatory Practices

Exemptions to Unfair Discriminatory Practices

Legal Proceedings and Actions

Compliance Requirements

Minnesota Administrative Rules

Chapter 5000, Complaints; Procedures; Compliance

The Minnesota Human Rights Act is available for purchase from Minnesota's Bookstore

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