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Disability, race claims top discrimination complaints

Posted by: Alejandra Matos Updated: August 8, 2013 - 9:47 AM

Disability and race claims accounted for the majority of discrimination complaints filed with the state since January, according to the Minnesota Department of Human Right’s semiannual report.

The department said although sexual orientation was “on the minds of many Minnesotans” only 3 percent of claims were based on sexual orientation. Of the 367 allegations filed with the department, disability accounted for 28 percent, followed by race with 27 percent.

In the report, the Department of Human Rights also said the average discrimination case remains open for 426 days.
“With continued commitment to efficiency, you can anticipate a steady decline in the number of cases over a year ago,” Commissioner Kevin Lindsay said in a statement.

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