Reasonable Grounds Decisions & Reports

Reports and Recommendations

Note: Following is a listing of cases in which the Commissioners have found reasonable grounds to believe that unlawful discrimination has occurred. The listing contains a summary of the issues and the vote of the Commissioners. The identities of the parties are not included in the reports on this site, although the reports maintained in the Commission's offices and files may include the names of the parties, where permitted by statute. The purpose of producing Investigators Reports is for information and education purposes about the issues the Commission considers. Most cases will remain on this site for six months; other cases will remain longer if they provide important guidance to the public.

For each case, the list links the reader to the Investigator's Report, which analyzes the case, and to the Minutes, which links the reader to the agenda at which the case was considered. The Minutes contain the names of those who appeared in each case and the vote of each Commissioner. Where there are notations referencing cases on the Consent Agenda, that means that there were no written disagreements made to the Investigator's recommendation. Commissioners accept the recommendations of cases on the Consent Agenda with no discussion. In making determinations Commissioners consider the Investigator's Report, any written submissions by the parties made within allowable time periods, and any oral presentation.

Most documents on the Commission website are provided in either DOC or PDF format. In order to view or print PDF documents,you need the free Adobe Reader. For files marked DOC you will need either Microsoft Word or the Word Viewer. If you need a report that is not posted, please contact us at 624-6290 and request a copy.

Recent Reasonable Grounds Decisions

Case # Type of Discrimination
Meeting Date
COMMISSIONER VOTE
In Favor
Opposed
Abstained
E14-0345 Employment Discrimination based on disability and asserting rightsunder MHRA 01/11/16  
E14-0152 Employment Discrimination based on MHRA 11/23/15 FAV: 3 OPP: 1 - DW ABS: 0
H15-0283 Housing Discrimination failure to provide reasonable accommodation 11/23/15 Consent Agenda
PA14 0139 Public Accommodation discrimination based on disability 10/26/15 Consent Agenda
PA14 0362 PDFPublic Accommodation discrimination based on disability 10/26/15 Consent Agenda
PA13-0563 PDF Public Accommodation Discrimination based on disability 09/21/2015 FAV: 4 OPP: 0 ABS: 0
E13-0352 PDF Employment Discrimination based on Age(pre-empl. inquiries), disability 09/21/2015 FAV: 4 OPP: 0 ABS: 0
E13 0608 PDF Employment Discrimination based on race (hostile work environment) 09/21/2015 FAV: 3 OPP: 0 ABS: 1 - SC
E13 0647 PDF Employment Discrimination based on age 09/21/2015 FAV: 4 OPP: 0 ABS: 1
H15 0200 PDF Housing Discrimination based on disability 09/21/2015 FAV: 4 OPP: 0 ABS: 0
E13 0430 PDF Employment Discrimination based on Disability 09/21/2015 Consent Agenda
E14 0252 PDF Employment Discrimination based on Sex (termination, hostile work env.), Whistleblower retaliation MHRA 09/21/2015 Consent Agenda
E14 0433 PDF Employment Discrimination based on Age (discriminatory preference, failure to hire) 09/21/2015 Consent Agenda
H15 0178 PDF Housing Discrimination based on disability (service animal) 09/21/2015 Consent Agenda
E13-0369 PDF Employment Discrimination based on protected activity under the MHRA 07/13/2015
FAV: 2
OPP: 1 - DW
ABS: 0
E14-0177;0178 PDF Employment Discrimination based on reasonable accommodation, hostile work environment, asserting rights under MHRA 07/13/2015
Consent Agenda
E14-0343 PDF Employment Discrimination based on refusal of reasonable accommodations; disability discrimination (termination), asserting rights under MHRA 07/13/2015
Consent Agenda
H15-0022 PDF Housing Discrimination based on Familial Status 07/13/2015
Consent Agenda
E13-0269 PDF Employment Discrimination based on Whistleblower Protection 06/01/2015
Consent Agenda
E13-0620 PDF Employment Discrimination based on Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower Protection and MHRA violations 06/01/2015
Consent Agenda
PA13-0746 PDF Public Accommodation Discrimination 04/27/2015
FAV: 4
OPP: 1 - MT
ABS: 0
E14-0140 PDF Employment Discrimination based on sex 04/27/2015
FAV: 5
OPP: 0
ABS: 0
H14-0462 PDF Housing Discrimination based on therapy animal and MHRA protected activity: Disability Discrimination 04/27/2015
FAV: 5
OPP: 0
ABS: 0
Housing Discrimination based on therapy animal and MHRA protected activity: Retaliation
FAV: 3
OPP: 2 - AC, MT
ABS: 0
H14-0572 - 75 PDF Housing Discrimination based on reasonable accommodation 04/27/2015
FAV: 4
OPP: 1 - MT
ABS: 0
E14-0044 PDF Employment Discrimination 04/27/2015
Consent Agenda
E14-0046 PDF Employment Discrimination 04/27/2015
Consent Agenda
H14-0642 PDF Housing Discrimination 04/27/2015
Consent Agenda
H14-0626 - 27 PDF Housing Discrimination based on race 03/23/2015
FAV: 3
OPP: 2 - DW, MT
ABS: 0
PA13-0193 PDF Public Accommodation Discrimination based on filing a complaint under thenar 03/23/2015
Consent Agenda
H14-0534 PDF Housing Discrimination based on familial status and stating a discriminatory preference in housing 02/23/2015
Consent Agenda
E13-0320 PDF Employment Discrimination based on age 02/23/2015
FAV: 3
OPP: 0
ABS: 0
H14-0050 PDF Housing Discrimination based on disability 03/23/2015
FAV: 3
OPP: 0
ABS: 0
H14-0554 PDF Housing Discrimination based on disability and asserting rights under MHRA and filing with MHRC 01/26/2014
FAV: 5
OPP: 0
ABS: 0
E13-0646 PDF Employment Discrimination based on disability 01/26/2014
FAV: 3
OPP: 1 - MT
ABS: 1 - SC
E13-0365 PDF Employment Discrimination based on physical/mental disability 01/26/2014
FAV: 3
OPP: 1 - JN
ABS: 1 - MT
E13-0121, 0122 PDF Employment Discrimination based on age 01/26/2014
FAV: 5
OPP: 0
ABS: 0
E13-0609 PDF Employment Discrimination based on disability 12/15/2014
FAV: 4
OPP: 0
ABS: 0
PA13-0607 PDF Public Accommodation Discrimination disability auxiliary aids and services 12/15/2014
FAV: 3
OPP: 1 - DW
ABS: 0
E13-0063 PDF Employment Discrimination based on race and national origin 12/15/2014
Consent Agenda
E13-0434 PDF Employment Discrimination based on termination of employment based on disability 11/17/2014
FAV: 4
OPP: 1 - MT
ABS: 0
E14-0011 PDF Employment Discrimination based on religion and asserting rights under the MHRA 11/17/2014
FAV: 5
OPP: 0
ABS: 0
H14-0249 PDF Housing Discrimination based on reasonable accommodation 10/06/2014
Consent Agenda
E12-0403 PDF Employment Discrimination based on race/color (hostile work environment) 10/06/2014
Consent Agenda
H14-0063 PDF Housing Discrimination based on disability 08/11/2014
FAV: 4
OPP: 0
ABS: 0
ED/PA12-0363 PDF Education Discrimination based on educational opportunity and/or public accommodation re:perceived sexual orientation or sex 07/14/2015
FAV: 3
OPP: 2 - MT, AC
ABS: 0
H14-0047 PDF Housing Discrimination: 07/14/2015
Consent Agenda
E12-0361 PDF Employment Discrimination: sex 04/28/2014
FAV: 3
OPP: 1 - DW
ABS: 0
E12-0600 PDF Employment Discrimination: illegal medical inquiry; perceived disability (termination) 04/28/2014
Consent Agenda
E13-0027 PDF Employment Discrimination: MHRA & Whistleblower Protection 04/28/2014
Consent Agenda
E12-0188 PDF Employment Discrimination: sex 03/31/2014
Consent Agenda
E12-0235 PDF Employment Discrimination: Whistleblower Protection 03/31/2014
Consent Agenda
E12-0392 PDF Employment Discrimination: sex - advertising (unlawful advertising, failure to hire) 03/31/2014
Consent Agenda
H12-0458 PDF Housing Discrimination: Unlawful policy for evaluating (disparate impact on same-sex couples and on those who receive public assistance) 03/31/2014
Consent Agenda
PA12-0004 PDF Public Accommodation Discrimination: disability ( denying a reasonable modification) 03/31/2014
FAV: 4
OPP: 0
ABS: 1 - AC
E12-0107 PDF Employment Discrimination: disability (less favorable terms and conditions of employment, unlawful medical examinations) 03/31/2014
FAV: 3
OPP: 1 - AC
ABS: 0
E12-0265 PDF Employment Discrimination: disability discrimination (job offer withdrawn) 03/31/2014
FAV: 5
OPP: 0
ABS: 0
E11-0719 PDF Employment Discrimination: disability discrimination (terminating employment) 02/24/2014
FAV: 3
OPP: 1 - MT
ABS: 0
E12-0314 PDF Employment Discrimination: disability discrimination (failure to accommodate) 02/24/2014
FAV: 4
OPP: 0
ABS: 0
E12-0486 PDF Employment Discrimination: Sexual Harassment 01/27/2014
FAV: 4
OPP: 0
ABS: 0
E13-0173 PDF Employment Discrimination: Age 01/27/2014
FAV: 3
OPP: 0
ABS: 0
H13-0585 PDF Housing discrimination: hostile housing environment based on sex 01/27/2014
Consent Agenda
H13-0586 PDF Housing discrimination: sexual harassment/discrimination based on sex 01/27/2014
Consent Agenda
H13-0588 PDFHousing discrimination: sexual harassment/discrimination based on sex 01/27/2014
Consent Agenda
E12-0025 PDF Employment Discrimination: Whistleblower activity; race, ancestry and national origin 12/16/2013
FAV: 3
OPP: 1 - MT
ABS: 0
E12-0031 PDF Employment Discrimination: disability discrimination 12/16/2013
FAV: 3
OPP: 1 - DW
ABS: 0
PA12-0483 Public Accommodation Discrimination: 12/16/2013
FAV: 4
OPP: 0
ABS: 0
H13-0259(PDF) Housing Discrimination: Unlawful Inquires based on physical and mental disability 11/04/2013
FAV: 4
OPP: 0
ABS: 0
E12-0168(PDF) Employment Discrimination: Sex discrimination (hostile work environment), Retaliation 11/04/2013
Consent Agenda
E11-0543 (PDF) Employment Discrimination: engaging in protected activity under MHRA and Whistleblower activity 09/23/2013
FAV: 5
OPP: 0
ABS: 0
E11-0544 (PDF) Employment Discrimination: engaging in protected activity under MHRA and Whistleblower activity 09/23/2013
FAV: 5
OPP: 0
ABS: 0
E11-0545 (PDF) Employment Discrimination: engaging in protected activity under MHRA and Whistleblower activity 09/23/2013
FAV: 5
OPP: 0
ABS: 0
E12-0507 (PDF) Employment Discrimination: Sex discrimination 09/23/2013
FAV: 5
OPP: 0
ABS: 0
E12-0623(PDF) Employment Discrimination: engaging in protected activity under MHRA and Whistleblower activity 09/23/2013
FAV: 4
OPP: 0
ABS: 1 - MT
E11-0495(PDF) Employment Discrimination: Whistleblower activity 09/23/2013
Consent Agenda
E11-0651 (PDF) Employment Discrimination: Physical Disability 09/23/2013
Consent Agenda
PA12-0575 (PDF) Public Accommodation Discrimination: Disability 09/23/2013
Consent Agenda
E11-0554 (PDF) Employment Discrimination: Sex (hostile work environment) 08/05/2013
Consent Agenda
H13-0148 (PDF) Housing Discrimination: Familial Status, Sexual Orientation 08/05/2013
FAV: 4
OPP: 0
ABS: 0
E11-0494 (PDF) Employment Discrimination: Whistleblower activity 08/05/2013
FAV: 4
OPP: 0
ABS: 0
E11-0487 (PDF) Employment Discrimination: Whistleblower, disability (failure to accommodate) 06/24/2013
FAV :5
OPP: 0
ABS: 0
PA11-0416 (PDF) Public Accommodation Discrimination: Sex 05/20/2013
FAV :5
OPP: 0
ABS: 0
E11-0430 (PDF) Employment Discrimination based on Whistleblower activity and disability 05/20/2013
FAV :4
OPP: 1 - AC
ABS: 0
E12-0255 (PDF) Employment Discrimination: Whistleblower activity 05/20/2013
FAV: 5
OPP: 0
ABS: 0
E11-0323 (PDF) Employment Discrimination: Sex (hostile work environment) 04/08/2013
FAV :5
OPP: 0
ABS: 0
E11-0404 (PDF) Employment Discrimination: Sex (terms and conditions) 04/08/2013
FAV: 4
OPP: 1 - MT
ABS: 0
E11-0437 (PDF) Employment Discrimination: discriminatory policy or practice regarding rehiring retirees 04/08/2013
FAV: 3
OPP: 2 - AC, DW
ABS: 0
E12-0219 (PDF) Employment Discrimination: Physical disability (unlawful medical examination) 04/08/2013
FAV: 3
OPP: 1 - DW
ABS: 1 - SC
PA11-0237(PDF) Public Accommodation Discrimination: disability (service animal) 02/25/2013
FAV: 5
OPP: 0
ABS: 0
E11-0380(PDF) Employment Discrimination: retaliation 02/25/2013
FAV: 4
OPP: 1 - DW
ABS: 0
E11-0700(PDF) Employment Discrimination: Age (unlawful pre-employment inquiry) 02/25/2013
Consent Agenda
E11-0117(PDF) Employment Discrimination: Whistleblower, intimidation 01/14/2013
Consent Agenda
E11-0648(PDF) Employment Discrimination: regarded as having physical disability 12/17/2013
FAV: 3
OPP: 2 - AC, DW
ABS: 0
E12-0023 (PDF) Employment Discrimination: retaliation 12/17/2013
Consent Agenda
E11-0180(PDF) Employment Discrimination: Whistleblower 11/05/2012
FAV: 4
OPP: 0
ABS: 0
H12-0287(PDF) Housing Discrimination: racially hostile housing environment 11/05/2012
Consent Agenda
E10-0490 (PDF) Employment discrimination: sex 09/24/2012
FAV: 5
OPP: 0
ABS: 0
H11-0534 (PDF) Housing discrimination: rental application unlawful inquiries 08/10/2012
Consent Agenda
E10-0497 (PDF) Employment discrimination: sex 08/10/2012
Consent Agenda
E11-0208 (PDF) Employment discrimination: reasonable accommodation 08/10/2012
FAV: 3
OPP: 1, DW
ABS: 0
E10-0325 (PDF) Employment discrimination: hostile work environment 06/11/2012
FAV: 2
OPP: 0
ABS: 1, AC
E10-0337 (PDF) Employment discrimination: reasonable accommodation 06/11/2012
FAV: 2
OPP: 1 - AC
ABS: 0
H12-0148/9 (PDF) Housing discrimination: familial status 06/11/2012
FAV: 3
OPP: 0
ABS: 0
E11-0393 (PDF) Employment discrimination: Whistleblower 06/11/2012
Consent Agenda
     
Historical Reasonable Grounds Decisions providing important guidance:
PA/ED08-0239(PDF) Education & Public Accommodation Discrimination: Sexual Orientation June 29, 2009
FAV: 4
OPP: 0
ABS: 0