The Virginia Human Rights Act (Title 2.2, Chapter 39 of the Virginia Code) protects employees against employment-based discrimination on the basis of certain characteristics, such as race, national origin, and pregnancy. This article examines the applicability of the Act for employers and provides an outline to avoid liability.
The state of New York recently amended the New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL) on anti-discrimination and harassment laws. The amendment builds on changes made to anti-sexual harassment laws enacted in 2018. The State hopes that in light of these new laws (which came into effect on October 11, 2019), employers will be more vigilant when it comes to keeping their employees safe from discrimination and harassment and amend their policies to facilitate a healthier workspace.