Office of Human Rights
Alexandria Office of Human Rights was established to combat discrimination,
increase equal opportunity and protect human rights for persons who live, work,
or visit in Alexandria. The Office enforces the Alexandria Human Rights Code
(the Code), passed in 1975 as one of the first local human rights laws in
Virginia, by receiving and investigating complaints of discrimination under the
Code and applicable federal and state laws.
See here to learn about the kinds of discrimination the Code makes
unlawful, and here for more information on how to file a complaint.
addition to enforcing the local code, as a Fair Employment Practice Agency
(FEPA), the Office also receives and investigates complaints of employment discrimination
filed under federal antidiscrimination laws, including Title VII of the Civil
Rights Act of 1964, the American with Disabilities Act, and the Age
Discrimination in Employment Act.
The Office also
houses the ADA Program Manager.
Boards & Commissions
Office provides staff support to two commissions: the Alexandria Human Rights
Commission and the Alexandria Commission on Persons with Disabilities. Click the links to learn more.
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