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                            CHAPTER 171-S.F.No. 323 
                  An act relating to human rights; prohibiting reprisals 
                  by any individual; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, 
                  section 363.03, subdivision 7. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 363.03, 
        subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 7.  [REPRISALS.] It is an unfair discriminatory 
        practice for any individual who participated in the alleged 
        discrimination as a perpetrator, employer, labor organization, 
        employment agency, public accommodation, public service, 
        educational institution, or owner, lessor, lessee, sublessee, 
        assignee or managing agent of any real property, or any real 
        estate broker, real estate salesperson, or employee or agent 
        thereof to intentionally engage in any reprisal against any 
        person because that person: 
           (1) Opposed a practice forbidden under this chapter or has 
        filed a charge, testified, assisted, or participated in any 
        manner in an investigation, proceeding, or hearing under this 
        chapter; or 
           (2) Associated with a person or group of persons who are 
        disabled or who are of different race, color, creed, religion, 
        sexual orientation, or national origin. 
           A reprisal includes, but is not limited to, any form of 
        intimidation, retaliation, or harassment.  It is a reprisal for 
        an employer to do any of the following with respect to an 
        individual because that individual has engaged in the activities 
        listed in clause (1) or (2):  refuse to hire the individual; 
        depart from any customary employment practice; transfer or 
        assign the individual to a lesser position in terms of wages, 
        hours, job classification, job security, or other employment 
        status; or inform another employer that the individual has 
        engaged in the activities listed in clause (1) or (2). 
           Presented to the governor May 17, 1997 
           Signed by the governor May 19, 1997, 7:05 p.m.

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