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Minnesota Adds to Human Rights Act

Minnesota has passed changes to its Human Rights Act, expanding the definition of a covered “disability” under the Act. Specifically, “disability” now includes an employer who “has an impairment that is episodic or in remission and would materially limit a major life activity when active.”

The term “familial status” as a protected class has also been expanded, to include “residing with and caring for one or more individuals who lack the ability to meet essential requirements for physical health, safety, or self-care because the individual or individuals are unable to receive and evaluate information or make or communicate decisions.”

To access the full text of the bill, click here.