"...to institute an affirmative human rights program of positive efforts to eliminate discrimination and provide citizen recourse for discriminatory acts."
The Human Rights Division receives and investigates complaints filed by any person who believes they have been discriminated against in Fairfax County on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, or disability in the areas of:
Before filing a charge, make sure the Fairfax County Office of Human Rights and Equity Programs has jurisdiction to accept your complaint. The Assessment System asks general questions about your claims of discrimination and will assist in determining if OHREP is the correct agency to assist you.
After answering the questions you will be directed to the appropriate Intake Questionnaire with more specific questions about your allegations.
Fair Housing Concerns & COVID-19
The ADA - Americans with Disabilities Act
The Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended (commonly referred to as the ADA), protects the civil rights of persons with disabilities. The ADA mandates that all County programs and services are accessible to, and usable by, persons with disabilities. Notice under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) provides information to applicants, participants and other interested persons regarding their rights and protections established under the ADA. The Fairfax County Government Complaint Procedure under the American’s with Disabilities Act provides for a prompt resolution of complaints alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This procedure may be used by anyone who wishes to file a complaint alleging discrimination based upon disability in the County's provision of services, activities, programs, or benefits.
Read the County’s Notice Under the ADA
Request a Reasonable Accommodation
File a Complaint
Fairfax County provides for prompt resolution of complaints by individuals alleging discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, or disability in the provision of County services, activities, programs, or benefits.
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Human Rights Commission
The Human Rights Commission created by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors consists of 12 county residents.
Student Human Rights Commission
The Fairfax County Student Human Rights Commission is the region's first commission comprised entirely of high school students with the mission of promoting comprehensive equality, cultural awareness, and unity.
Learn how Retaliation is related to the areas of discrimination listed above.
The HRD also provides educational services regarding compliance with the Ordinance to residents, employers, employment agencies and labor organizations operating in Fairfax County (What an Employer Should Know)