VA SB 868: Public Accommodation Discrimination Prohibition


State Policies & Initiatives: 

An act “relating to prohibited discrimination; public accommodations, employment, housing, and credit; causes of action; sexual orientation and gender identity…

Section 2.2-2901.1. Employment discrimination prohibited.

A. For the purposes of this section, "age" means being an individual who is at least 40 years of age.

B. No state agency, institution, board, bureau, commission, council, or instrumentality of the Commonwealth shall discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or status as a veteran.

C. The provisions of this section shall not prohibit (i) discrimination in employment on the basis of sex or age in those instances when sex or age is a bona fide occupational qualification for employment or providing preference in employment to veterans.

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