The Minnesota Human Rights Act
The Minnesota Human Rights Act (MHRA) prohibits discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations, public services, and education. See Minn. Stat. § 363A.02. With respect to employment, the MHRA prohibits any employer with one or more employees from discriminating against job applicants or employees for any of the following reasons:
- National origin;
- Marital status;
- Status with regard to public assistance;
- Membership or activity in a local commission;
- Sexual orientation;
- Age; and
- Familial Status.
See Minn. Stat. § 363A.08, Subd. 2. In addition, the MHRA requires employers with 15 or more employees to provide reasonable accommodation to the known disability of a qualified disabled person or job applicant unless the employer can demonstrate that the accommodation would impose an undue hardship. See Minn. Stat. § 363A.08, Subd. 6.