Human Rights Specialists will discuss your concerns with you and, if appropriate, assist you in formulating a complaint to sign.
- After the initial contact is made with the complainant:
- a complaint form is prepared and signed by the complainant;
- the respondent is notified of the charge;
- a thorough investigation is conducted to determine the facts.
Settling the Case
When the investigation is completed, the evidence will be assessed by the Executive Director:
- if there is insufficient evidence to support the claim, the case will be dismissed;
- if the complainant desires he or she may begin the formal appeal process;
- if the evidence supports the claim, the complainant may receive:
- back pay,
- job reinstatement,
- rental of an apartment,
- credit for a loan, or,
- a promotion.
File a Complaint
To file a complaint please contact the Office Human Rights and Equity Programs at 703-324-2953, TTY 711 or fill out one of the following Discrimination Questionnaire Forms (Los formularios de quejas estan disponibles en Español):
To file a complaint of discrimination related to your experiences in the receipt or provision of Fairfax County's services, activities, programs or benefits, please use one of the following complaint forms.