Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault & Harassment

Minnesota Statute 611A provides for the following rights for victims.

You have the right:

  • Domestic abuse victims have the right to terminate lease without penalty or payment.
  • Protection against employer retaliation for victims who take reasonable time off to attend Order for Protection or Harassment Restraining Order proceedings
  • Sexual assault victims are not required to pay the cost of a sexual assault examination.
  • Sexual assault victims can make a confidential request for HIV testing of an offender if offender is found delinquent.
  • Sexual assault victims may not be required to undergo a polygraph examination in order for an investigation or prosecution to proceed.
  • To be informed of prosecutor's decision to decline prosecution or dismiss case, along with information about seeking a protective or harassment order at no fee