Department of Labor and Regulation

Title - Division of Human Rights

Employment Discrimination

It is unlawful for:

  • an employer to refuse to hire a person, to discharge or lay off an employee, harass or to treat persons differently in the terms and conditions of employment because of race, color, creed, religion, sex (includes pregnancy), ancestry, disability or national origin.
  • a labor union to refuse membership or to deny any rights given to other union members because of race, color, creed, religion, sex (includes pregnancy), ancestry, disability or national origin.
  • an employment agency to refuse an applicant or to deny an applicant any rights given to other applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex (includes pregnancy), ancestry, disability or national origin.
  • an employer, labor union or employment agency to advertise job openings or union memberships indicating a preference for or excluding a particular race, color, creed, religion, sex (includes pregnancy), ancestry, disability or national origin.

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South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation
Division of Labor and Management
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: 605.773.3681
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Marcia Hultman, Secretary
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501-2291
Tel. 605.773.3101
Fax. 605.773.6184