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EEO - Affirmative Action: Virginia

EEO - Affirmative Action requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Brian G. Muse and Justin M. Sheldon, LeClairRyan


  • Virginia allows private employers to grant a preference in hiring to veterans or their spouses. See Private Employers and Veterans Preference.
  • Government contracts over $10,000 must contain nondiscrimination clauses. See Government Contractors.
  • The County of Arlington, Virginia is an equal opportunity employer and has adopted an affirmative action plan. See Local/Municipal Law.