Arlington Human Rights in the News
In 2017, the Human Rights Campaign's Municipal Equality Index (MEI) gave Arlington a score of 93 (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.