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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 571-305-3153 or Aruna Minhas at email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Arlington Human Rights in the News
In 2018, the Human Rights Campaign's Municipal Equality Index (MEI) gave Arlington a score of 92 (out of 100) in its evaluation of our community's laws and policies. The Index also examines how inclusive community services are of LGBT people. Arlington maintains its All Star status with the Human Rights Campaign for another year. You may see Arlington's latest scorecard by clicking on the above link.
Human Rights Complaints
The Human Rights Commission handles complaints of discrimination in Arlington County. The Commission can take complaints of discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations, education, credit and commercial real estate. Click below for more information.
If you have a disability covered under the ADA, you're entitled to a reasonable accommodation should you need one. You can also file an ADA Grievance if you believe you have been discriminated against in County programs or services.
LEP, Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Title VI Compliance
The County provides interpretation and written translation for those with limited English Proficiency (LEP). The goal of the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy and Affirmative Action (AA) Plan is to promote equality in the workplace. The Arlington County Office of Human Rights also has the responsibility of addressing Title VI/Civil Rights inquiries and complaints against the Arlington County Transit systems ART/STAR.
Human Rights Liaison
Gurjit Chima, Assistant County Manager for Human Rights, EEO, and ADA, is the designated liaison for all minority communities, including LGBTQ, for matters of human rights. You may contact the Human Rights Office for additional information.