Minneapolis Commission on Civil Rights to conduct a Contested Case Hearing at the University of St. Thomas School of Law addressing an alleged discrimination complaint
Minneapolis, Minnesota, -Wednesday, February 26, 2014 – The Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights (MDCR) announced that there will be a public hearing conducted by the Minneapolis Commission on Civil Rights on March 6, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. in the Frey Moot Courtroom at the University of St. Thomas School of Law.
The Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights (MDCR) previously investigated an employment discrimination claim and issued a finding of Probable Cause. A finding of probable cause means that based upon a reasonable and impartial view of the evidence gathered during the investigation, the Department believes that more likely than not discrimination was a substantial factor that motivated the Respondent’s actions.
The case is scheduled for a public hearing in front of the Minneapolis Commission on Civil Rights. The public hearing is intended to allow both parties to have an opportunity to be heard and community members to participate in the process by observing the determination of actual disputes. When asked how the community can benefit from this public hearing, Director Velma Korbel said, “This is a rare educational opportunity that highlights the manner in which the city enforces it anti-discrimination laws”.
About the Minneapolis Department of Civil rights:
The Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights’ (MDCR) mission is to enforce the Minneapolis Civil Rights Ordinance (MCRO) and to promote understanding of civil rights among residents, businesses and government. The Complaint Investigations Division (Division) carries out this mission by fusing academic excellence, experience, and judgment to produce a high quality investigation into allegations of discrimination, while forming critical partnerships within the community.
Toni D. Newborn
Interim Assistant Director, Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights
350 S 5th Street #239, Minneapolis, MN. 55415
2014 Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The Minneapolis Commission on Civil Rights, the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights, Minneapolis City Council, and the Minneapolis Mayor are pleased to present the 2014 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest. This contest is open to all Minneapolis students in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. Students are asked to write or type an original essay in English addressing this year's topic.
THIS YEAR'S TOPIC
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - I Have a Dream Speech
Last updated Feb. 28, 2014