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  • Employment


    The West Virginia Human Rights Act protects employees from unlawful discrimination in the workplace. It states that an employee cannot be fired, denied employment, or treated in a different manner which adversely affects that employee’s employment status or environment because of...Read More

  • Places of Public Accommodation

    Places of Public Accommodation

    The West Virginia Human Rights Act protects individuals from being denied access or availability to establishments which offer services, goods, facilities, or accommodations to the general public because of their race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age (40 and above), blindness and/or disability...Read More

  • Housing


    The West Virginia Fair Housing Act allows those living, or wanting to live, in West Virginia the freedom of choice in their housing opportunities. It states that a person cannot be denied the following: Renting an Apartment or House, Securing a Home Loan, Securing Homeowners Insurance, Purchasing Land for Home Construction. ...Read More

West Virginia Human Rights Commission

“It is often easier to become outraged by injustice half a world away than by oppression and discrimination half a block from home.”  - Carl T. Rowan

The West Virginia Human Rights Commission is a state government agency that investigates and adjudicates discrimination complaints in the areas of employment, housing and places of public accommodation.  As a part of its mission, the Human Rights Commission strives to eliminate discrimination throughout the state of West Virginia and to educate the public on the West Virginia Human Rights Act and West Virginia Fair Housing Act, which protect them from unlawful discrimination in their housing choices, places of employment, and places of public accommodation.

UPDATE: Amendment to Title 77, Series 2, went into effect May 7, 2014; See the 'About Us' tab above, scroll down to Rules and Regulations, click on Series 2 Amendment to Rules & Regulations.  (Changes to the amendment underlined in red). 


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