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Complaint Inquiry Process

Anyone who wishes to report incidents of noncompliance with any labor standards provision or human rights law may do so by completing a Complaint Inquiry form. Someone who believes they have been harmed by a discriminatory practice, or is entitled to wages they have not received, may file formal complaints with the Department of Labor and Human Rights to seek remedy for those specific actions.

Upon receipt of a completed complaint form, the department will contact the employer, housing provider, or service provider by letter, telephone, or in person. We will discuss the nature of the concern with the party, provide an opportunity for a response, and advise the person of the legal requirements related to the issue. If it is determined that there has been a violation of state law, we will work with the party to correct the situation.

We understand that anonymity is a consideration in reporting such concerns. It is the policy of the department to maintain the confidentiality of complainants when possible. This means that we will not automatically disclose your name when contacting a party against whom a complaint has been filed. However, there are circumstances under which we are legally unable to avoid disclosing the identity of a complainant. Be advised that North Dakota law prohibits retaliation against persons who file complaints with the department. All parties to complaints filed with the department are advised of anti-retaliation laws.

The department will address all complaints as quickly as possible in the order that they are received.

To file a complaint, please review the instructions for completing the Complaint Inquiry form

  • 600 East Boulevard Ave
  • Dept 406
  • Bismarck ND 58505-0340
  • (701) 328-2660
  • 1-800-582-8032 - In-state toll-free
  • 1-800-366-6888 or 1-800-366-6889 - TTY (Relay ND)
  • (701) 328-2031 Fax