University of Minnesota
Office of Human Resources

IV. Discrimination and Political Activity

Section 1.  Discrimination.

Discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, including sexual harassment, marital status, sexual orientation, public assistance status, disability, age, national origin, veteran status, political opinions, or affiliation with any union or other organization representing the interest of public employees is forbidden by the University of Minnesota.

It is unlawful for any person in the University of Minnesota service, on the basis of prohibited discrimination, to (1) refuse to hire an individual; (2) maintain a system of employment that unreasonably excludes an individual from employment; (3) discharge an individual; or (4) discriminate against an individual with respect to hire, employment terms, promotion, or privileges of employment. A person in the University of Minnesota service may not encourage or compel, or attempt to encourage or compel, any action forbidden by the University.

Section 2.  Political Activity.

No employee shall be required to pay or be allowed to solicit or receive any assessment, contribution, or subscription for political purposes whatsoever during work hours. No officer or employee shall directly or indirectly use the officer’s or employee’s authority or official influence to compel any officer or employee to apply for membership in or become a member of any political organization; or to pay or promise to pay any assessment, subscription, or contribution; or to take part in any political activity.