Under the South Dakota Human Relations Act, employers may not discriminate in hiring practices based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, ancestry, disability, national origin, blindness, or partial blindness (SD Cod. Laws. Sec. 20-13-10 and Sec. 20-13-10.1). The law applies to all employers in the state.
Under the Act, employers are prohibited from discriminating or retaliating against any applicant, employee, or intern based on a protected characteristic.