The Minnesota Human Rights Act
The Minnesota Human Rights Act is the state law prohibiting discrimination in Minnesota and is enforced by the Minnesota Department of Human Rights. It is one of the strongest and most comprehensive 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' web site.
Unfair Discriminatory Practices
Exemptions to Unfair Discriminatory Practices
Legal Proceedings and Actions
The Minnesota Human Rights Act is available for purchase from Minnesota's Bookstore.
Minnesota Administrative Rules
Chapter 5000, Complaints; Procedures; Compliance
The Minnesota Human Rights Act is available for purchase from Minnesota's Bookstore