On Friday, April 10, 2020, Governor Northam signed the Virginia Values Act, which among other things greatly expanded rights of employees to pursue discrimination claims against employers in Virginia circuit and general district courts. Learn more by clicking here.
Highlights of the Act include:
- Expanded Protected Classes
- Prohibited Employment Practices
- Expanded Employer Coverage
- Creates a Charge System Similar to the EEOC
- Lawsuits To Enforce The Act