The South Dakota Human Relations Act prohibits employers from discriminating against applicants and employees on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, ancestry, disability, or national origin. Employers are prohibited from publishing or advertising job notices indicating that individuals of a protected class are unwelcome, objectionable, not acceptable, or not solicited for employment. The law applies to all public employers and private employers (SD Cod. Laws Sec. 20-13-1 et seq.).
Blind persons. Employers are specifically prohibited from discriminating against blind or partially blind persons in employment, unless a specific vision requirement is a bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ) for the job in question (SD Cod. Laws Sec. 20-13-10.1).