Virginia Diversity laws & HR compliance analysis

Virginia Diversity: What you need to know

The Virginia Human Rights Act (VHRA) prohibits employment practices that discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age (over 40 years), marital status, or disability from employers with more than 5 but fewer than 15 employees (VA Stat. Sec. 2.2-3900 et seq.).
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A separate provision of the VHRA prohibits employers covered by the Act from discharging an employee on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions (including lactation), or age (VA Stat. Sec. 2.2-3903).
The Department of Human Resource Management offers a host of resources for the HR community, including recruiting and hiring diverse employees as well as Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employee relations tools. For more information, go to http://www.dhrm.virginia.gov.
Last reviewed November 2017.

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