The South Dakota Human Relations Act prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of religion or creed (SD Cod. Laws Sec. 20-13-1 et seq.). The Act applies to all employers in the state. Under the state law, it is unlawful for an employer to:
• Refuse to hire a person, to discharge or lay off an employee, to harass, or to treat persons differently in the terms and conditions of employment because of religion or creed.
• Advertise job openings indicating a preference for or excluding a particular religion or creed.
• Aid, compel, or induce another person to discriminate or to conceal unlawful discrimination.
• Retaliate against any person who files a charge of discrimination or testifies, assists, or participates in any way in an investigation, hearing, or any other proceeding conducted under the state law.