Human Rights and Equity Programs

Fairfax County, Virginia



Our office is open 8AM-4:30PM M-F

703-324-2953 | TTY 711

12000 Government Center Parkway Ste 318
Fairfax, VA 22035

Kenneth Saunders, Director


The mission of the Office of Human Rights and Equity Programs (OHREP) is to ensure equal opportunity and to promote justice, diversity, and inclusiveness by protecting the civil rights of all in Fairfax County. OHREP receives and investigates complaints alleging violations of the Fairfax County Human Rights Ordinance and manages the County’s Fair Housing Plan. OHREP also administers the County’s Equal Employment Enforcement (EEO) program and ensures the County’s compliance with all federal, state, and county mandates granting equal access to all County services, programs and employment opportunities.

" 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, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, age, familial status, or disability in the areas of:

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Fairfax County provides for prompt resolution of complaints by individuals alleging discrimination based on age, sex, sexual harassment, race, religion, creed, national origin, marital status, color, political affiliation or veteran's in the provision of County services, activities, programs, or benefits.

News and Events

The Fairfax County Human Rights Commission is accepting nominations for the Virginia Peters Memorial Fair Housing Award. The celebration includes awarding an individual or organization in Fairfax Coun...

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