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EEO - Discrimination: Virginia

EEO - Discrimination requirements for other states

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

Authors: Brian G. Muse, Justin M. Sheldon, LeClairRyan


  • Virginia has two state agencies that handle employment discrimination claims the Virginia Office for Protection and Advocacy and the Division of Human Rights of the Department of Law. See Governing Law and Investigatory Agencies
  • Both the Virginians with Disabilities Act and the Virginia Human Rights Act have provisions for private rights of action against Virginia employers under specific circumstances. See Virginians with Disabilities Act; Virginia Human Rights Act.
  • Both the City of Alexandria and Fairfax County have their own antidiscrimination laws that apply to employers with four or more employees. See Municipal Law.
  • Virginia prohibits unequal pay based on gender. See Equal Pay .