Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in South Dakota

SDBy Christy Mallory, Brad Sears
August 2015

About 19,900 LGBT workers in South Dakota are not explicitly protected from discrimination under state or federal laws. Many corporate employers and public opinion in the state support protections for LGBT people in the workplace. If sexual orientation and gender identity were added to existing statewide non-discrimination laws, nine more complaints would be filed in South Dakota each year. The cost of enforcing those complaints would be negligible, and would not require additional court or administrative staff.

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