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Know Your Rights and Resources

Housing Discrimination

Housing related transactions are considered, renting, buying, selling, obtaining a mortgage or purchasing homeowner’s insurance.  Federal and state laws protect individuals to ensure that everyone has equal rights and equal access to housing. 

Laws

Agencies

Housing Discrimination Offices

Advocacy Organizations

 

Employment Discrimination

Employment Discrimination laws seek to prevent discrimination based on race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, disability, and age by employers. Discriminatory practices include bias in hiring, promotion, job assignment, termination, compensation, retaliation, and various types of harassment.

Laws

Agencies

 

Public Accommodation Discrimination

A public accommodation is a place that offers goods and services to the general public such as a restaurant that is open to the public. Federal and state laws protect designated groups from discrimination in places of public accommodations, based on the premise that everyone is entitled to enjoy the goods and services of the public accommodation on an equal basis.

Laws

Agencies

 

Additional Diversity and Inclusion Resources

National Organizations

Civil Rights Organizations

Disability Organizations

State of Virginia Organizations

Regional and Local Organizations

 

Healthcare Discrimination Resources

Laws

Resources

 

Voting Discrimination Resources

Laws

Resources

 

Education Discrimination Resources

Laws/Civil Rights

Resources

 

Credit Discrimination

Resources

Local Information for the FBI Richmond Field Office:

 

Age Discrimination

Resource

 

Legal Counsel

More broadly for Civil Rights & Education

General Civil Rights

 

Henrico Public Safety Resources

 
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