Human Rights and Equity Programs

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open 8AM-4:30PM. To file a complaint, call (703) 324-2953 to be scheduled for an intake appointment via telephone or videoconference.

TTY 711

12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 318
Fairfax, VA 22035

Kenneth Saunders,

New Protected Classes in Virginia

On July 1, 2020, changes to Virginia’s laws expanding the number of protected classes in housing and employment went into effect. Subsequently, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors reaffirmed and amended the County’s Human Rights Ordinance and Fair Housing Act to reflect these changes.

In housing, the new protected classes are source of income, veteran status, gender identity and sexual orientation.

In employment, the new protected classes are veteran status, gender identity, and sexual orientation


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