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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 1. Administration
Agency 45. Department of Law
Chapter 20. Regulations Regarding the Virginia Human Rights Act

1VAC45-20-50. Contents of complaint.

A. Each complaint shall contain the following:

1. The full name, address, and telephone number of the person making the complaint;

2. The full name and address of the person against whom the complaint is made;

3. A clear concise statement of the facts, including pertinent dates, constituting the alleged unlawful discriminatory practices;

4. The date of filing and the name of the agency in cases where complaints alleging unlawful discriminatory practices have been filed before a local, state, or federal agency charged with the enforcement of discrimination laws; and

5. Any documentation the complainant believes will support the claim.

B. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection A of this section, a complaint shall be considered filed when the division receives a written statement that identifies the parties and describes generally the action or practices complained of.

C. A complaint or charge may be reasonably and fairly amended by the complainant or the director at any time prior to a determination, settlement, or hearing. Except for the purposes of notifying the respondent as specified in subsection D of this section, an amended complaint or charge will be considered as having been made as of the original filing date.

D. When an amendment is filed, the division shall forward a copy of the amendment to the respondent within five working days of the amendment. The respondent shall within 10 working days after receiving the amendment file an answer to the amendment.

Statutory Authority

§ 2.2-520 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Former 22VAC25-10-50 derived from VR402-01-02 § 5, eff. July 4, 1990; amended and renumbered, Virginia Register Volume 33, Issue 15, eff. May 5, 2017; amended, Virginia Register Volume 37, Issue 3, eff. October 28, 2020.

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