Minnesota Diversity laws & HR compliance analysis

Minnesota Diversity: What you need to know

The Minnesota Human Rights Act (MHRA) prohibits employment practices that discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, receipt of public assistance, familial status, membership or activity in a local commission, disability, age, or sexual orientation (includes gender identity) (MN Stat. Sec. 363A.03 et seq.).
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The Minnesota Department of Human Rights (MDHR) is the state agency that investigates charges of illegal discrimination, ensures that businesses seeking state contracts are in compliance with equal opportunity requirements, and strives to eliminate discrimination by educating Minnesotans about their rights and responsibilities under the MHRA. The MDHR offers several resources for employers, including a detailed discussion of discrimination under the MHRA and tips for hiring and interviewing at http://mn.gov/mdhr/employers/resources/.
Last reviewed December 2016.

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