Complaint Policy Information
Harassment and Discrimination Prohibited Policy
DEED’s Harassment and Discrimination Prohibited Policy strictly prohibits any form of harassment or
discrimination based on protected class. No one will be denied the opportunity to participate in any DEED
program, activity, or service, or in any employment activity based on race, color, religion, national origin
(including limited English proficiency), sex (including pregnancy, and pregnancy related conditions, gender
identity and expression), age, disability, genetic information, creed, sexual orientation, marital status,
familial status, status with regard to public assistance, or membership in a local human rights commission.
Sexual Harassment Prohibited Policy
DEED’s Sexual Harassment Prohibited Policy strictly prohibits sexual harassment in any form of any
employee or third party that takes place within the workplace or public service environment, or that affects
the workplace or public service environment. These prohibitions extend to any location, activity, or event
associated with DEED or its employees in their capacities as representatives of the State of Minnesota.
Respectful Workplace Policy
The State of Minnesota is committed to providing a positive environment in which all staff, members of the
public and others doing business with the state are treated with professionalism and respect. Issues of
harassing behavior not based on the protected classes listed above are prohibited under the statewide
Respectful Workplace Policy
Retaliation against any person who reports conduct under the Harassment and Discrimination Prohibited
Policy, the Sexual Harassment Prohibited Policy, or the Respectful Workplace Policy is strictly prohibited
and will not be tolerated. If you believe that you have been subjected to retaliation, you are encouraged to
report such behavior.
DEED is asking you to provide information in this complaint form which includes private and/or confidential
information under the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act. DEED is asking for this
private/confidential information so that it can investigate and respond to allegations of harassment,
discrimination, or disrespectful behavior. You are not legally required to provide this information. However,
if you do not provide sufficient information, DEED may not be able to properly investigate your complaint.
The information you provide will be used by DEED employees whose job assignments reasonably require
access to the information.
If you have any questions about the complaint process, please contact the Office of Diversity and Equal
Opportunity at 651-259-7684.
This material is available in alternative formats for individuals with disabilities by calling 651-259-7094.