West Virginia Diversity laws & HR compliance analysis

West Virginia Diversity: What you need to know

The West Virginia Human Rights Act (WVHRA) prohibits discrimination in employment based on race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including sexual harassment), age (40 years and older), blindness, or other disability (WV Code Sec. 5-11-1 et seq.). All public employers and private employers with 12 or more employees are covered.
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The West Virginia Human Rights Commission enforces the WVHRA. It provides insight into the agency’s investigation procedures, complaint procedure, and mediation at www.hrc.wv.gov.
The West Virginia Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) office’s mission is to prevent and eliminate unlawful employment discrimination and to promote diversity in West Virginia state government. The agency offers many resources to state agencies, including guidance on employee relations, policies, development training classes, and sample EEO procedures and investigation practices. Many of these resources are open to private employers, as well. For more, go to www.eeo.wv.gov.
Last reviewed December 2017.

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West Virginia Diversity Resources

Type Title
Handouts Workplace Diversity (Handout)
PowerPoints Managing Non-English-Speaking Employees
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