The Virginia Human Rights Act prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age (over 40 years), marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, or disability (VA Code Sec. 2.2-3900 et seq.). Employers with more than 5 but fewer than 15 employees are prohibited 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).