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North Dakota Racial Discrimination: What you need to know

The North Dakota Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race or color (ND Cent. Code Sec. 14-02.4-01 et seq.). The Act applies to all employers in the state. Under the Act, it is unlawful to:
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• Refuse to hire or discharge an employee, give adverse or unequal treatment to a person or employee with respect to application, hiring, training, apprenticeship, promotion, compensation, layoff, or any other privilege or condition of employment because of race or color.
• Advertise that individuals of a particular race or color are unwelcome, not acceptable, or not solicited for employment.
• Conceal, aid, or induce another person to engage in unlawful discrimination.
• Retaliate or threaten to retaliate against a person who files a complaint of discrimination, testifies, or assists in a proceeding or investigation.
An employer may ask applicants to voluntarily provide information about race or ethnicity. This information may be used for implementation of affirmative action programs or government reporting or recordkeeping requirements. It may also be used for studies to identify and resolve possible problems in the recruitment and testing of members of minority groups. If this information is requested on an application, the request should be on a separate form or on a tear-off sheet that is kept separate from the job application. There should also be a written assurance to applicants that the information will be maintained separately from application materials and not be a part of the hiring process.
The North Dakota Department of Labor enforces the Human Rights Act. The Department has the authority to receive and investigate discrimination ...

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