COVID-19 UPDATE: Beginning March 21, 2020, to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff, OHR is operating remotely and will not be providing walk-in or in-person services.
How does this impact our physical locations?
Beginning March 21, OHR will be available for service via our website, phone and email only. Currently, in-person or walk-in service is not available.
How you can access our services:
Discrimination Complaint Submission: Discrimination complaint questionnaires may be submitted to OHR through the online questionnaire on the OHR website at https://topics.arlingtonva.us/human-rights/. Alternatively, you may contact Anna Maynard at email@example.com or 571-305-3153 or Aruna Minhas at firstname.lastname@example.org or 571-305-3417. At this time, all interviews will be conducted virtually.
Case Status Updates: Please contact the staff person assigned to your case for any updates at the information provided above.
Accommodation Requests: For questions regarding Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance or accommodation requests, please contact Courtney Sales at email@example.com or 703-288-3559.
Coronavirus: Information You Should Know. Misinformation about coronavirus can create fear and hurt people. Please find more information on the county’s website at https://health.arlingtonva.us/covid-19-coronavirus-updates/.
Coronavirus doesn’t recognize race, nationality, or ethnicity. If you experience discrimination, please contact the Arlington County Office of Human Rights. We are stronger when we stand together.
The Human Rights Commission receives, investigates and conciliates complaints from those who believe they have been victims of unlawful discrimination. This is a free public service. The Commission can investigate complaint of discrimination that have occurred in Arlington County within the last 180 days.
In Arlington County, it is unlawful to discriminate because of
- national origin
- sexual orientation
- gender identity
- age (over 40)
- marital status
- familial status (being pregnant or having children under the age of 18)
- retaliation for opposing a discriminatory practice
The Commission takes discrimination complaints in the areas of:
- commercial real estate
- public accommodations
The Commission usually resolves complaints itself, however, if necessary, the Commission can enforce its decisions in court.
The Office of Human Rights is also responsible for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the County’s Limited English Proficiency policy, and Compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Click the links below for more information on these topics.