Department of Labor and Regulation

Title - Division of Human Rights

South Dakota Laws

South Dakota's anti-discrimination laws may be found in Chapter 20, section 13 of South Dakota Codified Law. They clearly prohibit discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, ancestry, disability or national origin.

Enforcement of the law covers employment practices, labor union membership and services, housing accommodations, education, public accommodations, public services and property rights.

It is also illegal for any person to discriminate or retaliate against someone because he or she has:

  • filed a complaint with the Division of Human Rights
  • testified on a matter before the Division of Human Rights
  • assisted the Division in carrying out the purposes of the law

See all South Dakota Codified Laws and Administrative Rules related to human rights and the Human Rights Commission.

The information provided on this website should in no way be considered legal advice. For specific information about your legal rights, you should consult your personal attorney. If you have a general question, contact us.

South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation
Division of Labor and Management
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: 605.773.3681

Marcia Hultman, Secretary
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501-2291
Tel. 605.773.3101
Fax. 605.773.6184