Virginia Civil Rights Laws
|Code Section||36-96.1, et seq. (Housing); 40.1- 28.6 (Equal Pay); 2.2-3900, et seq. (Generally)|
|Agency||Housing: Fair Housing Board and Real Estate Board; Equal Pay: None; Generally: Human Rights Council|
|Private Action Permitted?||Yes|
|Attorney Fees Recoverable by Plaintiff?||Housing: Yes; Equal Pay: No; Generally: Yes|
|Statute of Limitations||Housing: 1 yr./agency, 2 yr./private; Generally: 180 days|
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