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.

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Recent Reasonable Grounds Decisions

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Case # Type of Discrimination Meeting Date
E18-0356 Employment Discrimination based on MHRA protected activity 05/04/2020
E18-0420 AB Employment Discrimination based on MHRA protected activity 05/04/2020
E19-0260 Employment Discrimination based on disability 05/04/2020
E18-0095 Employment Discrimination based on disability (reasonable accommodation, constructive discharge) 03/02/2020
ED/PA18-0419 Employment and Public Accommodation discrimination based on disability 03/02/2020
H19-0397-ABCD Housing Discrimination based on disability (reasonable accommodation) 03/02/2020
E18-0199 Employment Discrimination based on retaliation under WPA and MHRA 01/27/2020
H19-0314 Housing Discimination based on sex 01/27/2020
H19-0352 AB Housing Discimination based on familial status 01/27/2020
E18-0294 ABC Employment Discrimination based on sex 12/16/2019
H19-0202 ABC Housing Discrimination based on sex 12/16/2019
E18-0132 AB Employment Discrimination based on retaliation under WPA 11/18/2019
E18-0281 AB Employment Discrimination based on age and sex 11/18/2019
E18-0331 Employment Discrimination based on sex and retaliation under WPA and MHRA 11/18/2019
PA17-0424 AB Public Accommodation discrimination based on disability 11/18/2019
E18-0029 Employment Discrimination based on disability and retaliation under WPA 10/21/2019
E18-0346 Employment Discrimination based on disability 10/21/2019
PA18-0009 Public Accommodation discrimination based on disability 10/21/2019
PA18-0433 Public Accommodation discrimination based on disability 10/21/2019
E18-0313 Employment Discrimination based on age 09/23/2019
E18-0392 AB Employment Discrimination based on retaliation under WPA 09/23/2019
E19-0017 Employment Discrimination based on retaliation under WPA 09/23/2019
E17-0464 AB Employment Discrimination based on retaliation under WPA 08/26/2019
E18-0084 AB Employment Discrimination based on sex and disability 07/22/2019
E18-0359 Employment Discrimination based on retaliation under WPA 07/22/2019
H19-0071 ABCD Housing Discrimination based on disability, failure to provide reasonable accommodation, and retaliation 07/22/2019
PA18-0165 B Public Accommodation discrimination based on disability 07/22/2019
E17-0246 AB Employment Discrimination based on MHRA retaliation 06/17/2019
E17-0267 AB Employment Discrimination based on age 06/17/2019
E17-0292 Employment Discrimination based on disability 06/17/2019
E18-0121 Employment Discrimination based on retaliation under WPA 06/17/2019
E17-0142 Employment Discrimination based on disability 05/13/2019
E17-0346 Employment Discrimination based on retaliation under WPA 05/13/2019
H18-0466 Housing Discrimination based on asserting rights under MHRA 05/13/2019
H18-0496 ABC Housing Discrimination based on disability 05/13/2019
PA17-0500 AB Public Accommodation discrimination based on disability 05/13/2019
E17-0091 Employment Discrimination based on retaliation under WPA 04/08/2019
H18-0352 AB Housing Discrimination based on disability 04/08/2019
H18-0380A B C Housing Discrimination based on disability 04/08/2019
H18-0391 A B Housing Discrimination based on disability and MHRA 04/08/2019
E17-0029 Employment Discrimination based on disability 01/28/2019
E17-0068 Employment Discrimination based on disability 01/28/2019
E17-0514 Employment Discrimination based on sex and disability 01/28/2019
EDPA17-0208 ABC Education and Public Accommodation discrimination based on race 01/28/2019
PA16-0472 Public Accommodation discrimination based on national origin 12/17/2018
PA16-0537 Public Accommodation discrimination based on disability 12/17/2018
PA17-0060 Public Accommodation discrimination based on retaliation 12/17/2018
PA17-0239 Public Accommodation discrimination based on disability 12/17/2018
E16-0449 Employment Discrimination based on sex and retaliation under WPA 11/19/2018
E17-0004 Employment Discrimination based on retaliation under WPA 11/19/2018
E17-0002 Employment Discrimination based on retaliation under WPA 10/22/2018
E17-0016 Employment Discrimination based on retaliation under WPA 10/22/2018
E17-0210 A B Employment Discrimination based on sex 10/22/2018
E17-0476 Employment Discrimination based on sex 10/22/2018
H18-0155 Housing Discrimination based on disability and retaliation 10/22/2018
PA16-0450 Public Accommodation discrimination based on disability 10/22/2018
E16-0392 Employment Discrimination based on retaliation under WPA 08/27/2018
E16-0393 Employment Discrimination based on retaliation under WPA 08/27/2018
E17-0162 Employment Discrimination based on sex 08/27/2018
E17-0400 Employment Discrimination based on race and color 08/27/2018
E16-0181 Employment Discrimination based on religion 07/23/2018
E17-0473 Employment Discrimination based on disability 07/23/2018
H PA18-0049 Housing Discrimination based on disability 07/23/2018
H18-0024 Housing Discrimination based on disability, failure to provide reasonable accommodation, and retaliation 06/25/2018
H18-0028 A B Housing Discrimination based on familial status 06/25/2018
H18-0064 A B Housing Discrimination based on disability and retaliation 06/25/2018
E16-0204 Employment Discrimination based on sex 05/21/2018
E16-0457 A B Employment Discrimination based on religion 05/21/2018
E16-0268 Employment Discrimination based on disability and retaliation under WPA 04/23/2018
H17-0501 Housing Discrimination based on disability 04/23/2018
PA17-0014 Public Accommodation discrimination based on disability 04/23/2018
PA17-0362 Public Accommodation discrimination based on disability 04/23/2018
PA16-0096 Public Accommodation discrimination based on disability 03/19/2018
E16-0053 Employment Discrimination based on retaliation under WPA 02/12/2018
E16-0054 Employment Discrimination based on retaliation under WPA 02/12/2018
EDU16-0274 Education Discrimination based on disability 02/12/2018
E15-0568 Employment Discrimination based on sex 01/08/2018
E15-0552 Employment Discrimination based on age and retaliation 12/11/2017
PA16-0011 Public Accommodation discrimination based on sex and sexual orientation 12/11/2017
E15-0526 Employment Discrimination based on age 11/13/2017
E16-0117 Employment Discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, and disability 11/13/2017
E16-0145 Employment Discrimination based on disability 10/16/2017
E15-0361 Employment Discrimination based on disability 09/18/2017
E15-0408 Employment Discrimination based on age 09/18/2017
H17-0240 A B Housing Discrimination based on terms and conditions regarding service animals 09/18/2017
E15-0301 Employment Discrimination based on disability and retaliation 08/14/2017
E15-0354 Employment Discrimination based on sex 08/14/2017
E15-0412 Employment Discrimination based on disability 08/14/2017
H17-0074 Housing Discrimination based on race and MHRA 08/14/2017
E15-0325 Employment Discrimination based on retaliation under WPA 06/19/2017
E16-0467 Employment Discrimination based on age 06/19/2017
H17-0059 Housing Discrimination based on terms and conditions regarding service animals 06/19/2017
E15-0154 Employment Discrimination based on WPA 05/22/2017
E15-0220 Employment Discrimination based on sex and WPA + MHRA retaliation 05/22/2017
PA15-0195 Public Accommodation discrimination based on sex and sexual orientation 05/22/2017
PA15-0216 Public Accommodation discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity 05/22/2017
PA15-0419 Public Accommodation discrimination based on disability 05/22/2017
PA15-0472 Public Accommodation discrimination based on disability 05/22/2017
E15-0135 Employment Discrimination based on sex and WPA + MHRA retaliation 03/27/2017
E16-0267 Employment Discrimination based on sex and disability 03/27/2017
H16-0438 B Housing Discrimination based on disability 02/27/2017
PA15-0574 Public Accommodation discrimination based on disability 02/27/2017
H16-0372 Housing Discrimination based on disability 01/23/2017
H16-0401 Housing Discrimination based on disability 01/23/2017
E16-0281 Employment Discrimination based on sex 12/19/2016
H16-0224 Housing Discrimination based on asserting rights under MHRA 12/19/2016
H16-0376 Housing Discrimination based on disability 12/19/2016
E14-0592 Employment Discrimination based on sex 11/21/2016
E14-0598 Employment Discrimination based on disability 11/21/2016
E14-0729 Employment Discrimination based on sex 11/21/2016
E14-0459 Employment Discrimination based on sex, and based on WPA and MHRA 10/24/2016
E14-0564 Employment Discrimination based on disability 10/24/2016
H16-0073 Housing Discrimination based on sex 10/24/2016
E14-0471 Employment Discrimination based on disability 09/12/2016
E14-0503 Employment Discrimination based on disability 09/12/2016
E14-0364 Employment Discrimination based on WPA and MHRA 08/08/2016
E14-0365 Employment Discrimination based on WPA and MHRA 08/08/2016
E15-0546 Employment Discrimination based on WPA and MHRA 08/08/2016
E15-0594 Employment Discrimination based on age 08/08/2016
E14-0481 Employment Discrimination based on WPA and MHRA 06/27/2016
E14-0661 Employment Discrimination based on sex, WPA, and asserting rights under MHRA 06/27/2016
E15-0012 Employment Discrimination based on perceived disability 06/27/2016
E15-0369 Employment Discrimination based on age 06/27/2016
E15-0370 Employment Discrimination based on age 06/27/2016
H15-0527 Housing Discrimination based on sex 06/27/2016
H16-0036 Housing Discrimination based on sex and asserting rights under MHRA 06/27/2016
H16-0072 Housing Discrimination based on familial status 06/27/2016
E14-0603 Employment Discrimination based on disability and asserting rights under MHRA 04/11/2016
E15-0313 Employment Discrimination based on discrimination under MHRA 04/11/2016
E15-0418 Employment Discrimination based on sex 04/11/2016
E14-0306 Employment Discrimination based on age 03/14/2016
E14-0486 Employment Discrimination based on MHRA 03/14/2016
PA15-0132 Public Accommodation discrimination based on disability 03/14/2016
E14-0345 Employment Discrimination based on disability and asserting rightsunder MHRA 01/11/2016
E14-0152 Employment Discrimination based on MHRA 11/23/2015
H15-0283 Housing Discrimination failure to provide reasonable accommodation 11/23/2015
PA14-0139 Public Accommodation discrimination based on disability 10/26/2015
PA14-0362 Public Accommodation discrimination based on disability 10/26/2015
PA13-0563 Public Accommodation Discrimination based on disability 09/21/2015
E13-0352 Employment Discrimination based on Age(pre-empl. inquiries), disability 09/21/2015
E13-0608 Employment Discrimination based on race (hostile work environment) 09/21/2015
E13-0647 Employment Discrimination based on age 09/21/2015
H15-0200 Housing Discrimination based on disability 09/21/2015
E13-0430 Employment Discrimination based on Disability 09/21/2015
E14-0252 Employment Discrimination based on Sex (termination, hostile work env.), Whistleblower retaliation MHRA 09/21/2015
E14-0433 Employment Discrimination based on Age (discriminatory preference, failure to hire) 09/21/2015
H15-0178 Housing Discrimination based on disability (service animal) 09/21/2015
E13-0369 Employment Discrimination based on protected activity under the MHRA 07/13/2015
E14-0177;0178 Employment Discrimination based on reasonable accommodation, hostile work environment, asserting rights under MHRA 07/13/2015
E14-0343 Employment Discrimination based on refusal of reasonable accommodations; disability discrimination (termination), asserting rights under MHRA 07/13/2015
H15-0022 Housing Discrimination based on Familial Status 07/13/2015
E13-0269 Employment Discrimination based on Whistleblower Protection 06/01/2015
E13-0620 Employment Discrimination based on Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower Protection and MHRA violations 06/01/2015
PA13-0746 Public Accommodation Discrimination 04/27/2015
E14-0140 Employment Discrimination based on sex 04/27/2015
H14-0462 Housing Discrimination based on therapy animal and MHRA protected activity: Disability Discrimination 04/27/2015
H14-0462 Housing Discrimination based on therapy animal and MHRA protected activity: Retaliation 04/27/2015
H14-0572; 0575 Housing Discrimination based on reasonable accommodation 04/27/2015
E14-0044 Employment Discrimination 04/27/2015
E14-0046 Employment Discrimination 04/27/2015
H14-0642 Housing Discrimination 04/27/2015
H14-0626; 0627 Housing Discrimination based on race 03/23/2015
PA13-0193 Public Accommodation Discrimination based on filing a complaint under thenar 03/23/2015
H14-0534 Housing Discrimination based on familial status and stating a discriminatory preference in housing 02/23/2015
E13-0320 Employment Discrimination based on age 02/23/2015
H14-0050 Housing Discrimination based on disability 03/23/2015
H14-0554 Housing Discrimination based on disability and asserting rights under MHRA and filing with MHRC 01/26/2014
E13-0646 Employment Discrimination based on disability 01/26/2014
E13-0365 Employment Discrimination based on physical/mental disability 01/26/2014
E13-0121; 0122 Employment Discrimination based on age 01/26/2014
E13-0609 Employment Discrimination based on disability 12/15/2014
PA13-0607 Public Accommodation Discrimination disability auxiliary aids and services 12/15/2014
E13-0063 Employment Discrimination based on race and national origin 12/15/2014
E13-0434 Employment Discrimination based on termination of employment based on disability 11/17/2014
E14-0011 Employment Discrimination based on religion and asserting rights under the MHRA 11/17/2014
H14-0249 Housing Discrimination based on reasonable accommodation 10/06/2014
E12-0403 Employment Discrimination based on race/color (hostile work environment) 10/06/2014
H14-0063 Housing Discrimination based on disability 08/11/2014
ED PA12-0363 Education Discrimination based on educational opportunity and/or public accommodation re:perceived sexual orientation or sex 07/14/2015
H14-0047 Housing Discrimination: 07/14/2015
E12-0361 Employment Discrimination: sex 04/28/2014
E12-0600 Employment Discrimination: illegal medical inquiry; perceived disability (termination) 04/28/2014
E13-0027 Employment Discrimination: MHRA & Whistleblower Protection 04/28/2014
E12-0188 Employment Discrimination: sex 03/31/2014
E12-0235 Employment Discrimination: Whistleblower Protection 03/31/2014
E12-0392 Employment Discrimination: sex - advertising (unlawful advertising, failure to hire) 03/31/2014
H12-0458 Housing Discrimination: Unlawful policy for evaluating (disparate impact on same-sex couples and on those who receive public assistance) 03/31/2014
PA12-0004 Public Accommodation Discrimination: disability ( denying a reasonable modification) 03/31/2014
E12-0107 Employment Discrimination: disability (less favorable terms and conditions of employment, unlawful medical examinations) 03/31/2014
E12-0265 Employment Discrimination: disability discrimination (job offer withdrawn) 03/31/2014
E11-0719 Employment Discrimination: disability discrimination (terminating employment) 02/24/2014
E12-0314 Employment Discrimination: disability discrimination (failure to accommodate) 02/24/2014
E12-0486 Employment Discrimination: Sexual Harassment 01/27/2014
E13-0173 Employment Discrimination: Age 01/27/2014
H13-0585 Housing discrimination: hostile housing environment based on sex 01/27/2014
H13-0586 Housing discrimination: sexual harassment/discrimination based on sex 01/27/2014
H13-0588 Housing discrimination: sexual harassment/discrimination based on sex 01/27/2014
E12-0025 Employment Discrimination: Whistleblower activity; race, ancestry and national origin 12/16/2013
E12-0031 Employment Discrimination: disability discrimination 12/16/2013
PA12-0483 Public Accommodation Discrimination: Disability 12/16/2013
H13-0259 Housing Discrimination: Unlawful Inquires based on physical and mental disability 11/04/2013
E12-0168 Employment Discrimination: Sex discrimination (hostile work environment), Retaliation 11/04/2013
E11-0543 Employment Discrimination: engaging in protected activity under MHRA and Whistleblower activity 09/23/2013
E11-0544 Employment Discrimination: engaging in protected activity under MHRA and Whistleblower activity 09/23/2013
E11-0545 Employment Discrimination: engaging in protected activity under MHRA and Whistleblower activity 09/23/2013
E12-0507 Employment Discrimination: Sex discrimination 09/23/2013
E12-0623 Employment Discrimination: engaging in protected activity under MHRA and Whistleblower activity 09/23/2013
E11-0495 Employment Discrimination: Whistleblower activity 09/23/2013
E11-0651 Employment Discrimination: Physical Disability 09/23/2013
PA12-0575 Public Accommodation Discrimination: Disability 09/23/2013
E11-0554 Employment Discrimination: Sex (hostile work environment) 08/05/2013
H13-0148 Housing Discrimination: Familial Status, Sexual Orientation 08/05/2013
E11-0494 Employment Discrimination: Whistleblower activity 08/05/2013
E11-0487 Employment Discrimination: Whistleblower, disability (failure to accommodate) 06/24/2013
PA11-0416 Public Accommodation Discrimination: Sex 05/20/2013
E11-0430 Employment Discrimination based on Whistleblower activity and disability 05/20/2013
E12-0255 Employment Discrimination: Whistleblower activity 05/20/2013
E11-0323  Employment Discrimination: Sex (hostile work environment) 04/08/2013
E11-0404  Employment Discrimination: Sex (terms and conditions) 04/08/2013
E11-0437  Employment Discrimination: discriminatory policy or practice regarding rehiring retirees 04/08/2013
E12-0219  Employment Discrimination: Physical disability (unlawful medical examination) 04/08/2013
PA11-0237 Public Accommodation Discrimination: disability (service animal) 02/25/2013
E11-0380 Employment Discrimination: retaliation 02/25/2013
E11-0700 Employment Discrimination: Age (unlawful pre-employment inquiry) 02/25/2013
E11-0117 Employment Discrimination: Whistleblower, intimidation 01/14/2013
E11-0648 Employment Discrimination: regarded as having physical disability 12/17/2013
E12-0023 Employment Discrimination: retaliation 12/17/2013
E11-0180 Employment Discrimination: Whistleblower 11/05/2012
H12-0287 Housing Discrimination: racially hostile housing environment 11/05/2012
E10-0490 Employment discrimination: sex 09/24/2012
H11-0534 Housing discrimination: rental application unlawful inquiries 08/10/2012
E10-0497 Employment discrimination: sex 08/10/2012
E11-0208 Employment discrimination: reasonable accommodation 08/10/2012
E10-0325 Employment discrimination: hostile work environment 06/11/2012
E10-0337 Employment discrimination: reasonable accommodation 06/11/2012
H12-0148; 0149 Housing discrimination: familial status 06/11/2012
E11-0393 Employment discrimination: Whistleblower 06/11/2012

Historical Reasonable Grounds Decisions providing important guidance

Case # Type of Discrimination Meeting Date
PA/ED08-0239 Education & Public Accommodation Discrimination: Sexual Orientation 06/29/2009