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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 1. Administration
Agency 45. Department of Law
Chapter 20. Regulations Regarding the Virginia Human Rights Act
8/8/2020

1VAC45-20-80. Investigations by the Director or His Designee.

A. During the investigation of a complaint, the director may utilize the information gathered by government agencies. The director shall accept a statement of position or evidence submitted by the complainant, the person making the complaint on behalf of complainant, or the respondent. The director may submit a request for information to the respondent that, in addition to specific questions, may request a response to the allegations contained in the complaint. The director's or his designee's request for information shall be mailed within 30 working days of receipt of the complaint. A response to the request for information shall be submitted within 21 working days from the date the request is postmarked.

B. The complainant and respondent shall provide such additional information deemed necessary by the director or his designee to conduct an investigation.

C. The director may require a fact-finding conference held in accordance with § 2.2-4019 of the Code of Virginia with the parties prior to a determination of a complaint of discrimination. The conference is an investigative forum intended to define the issues, to determine the elements in dispute, and to ascertain whether there is a basis for a negotiated settlement of the complaint.

D. The director's or his designee's authority to investigate a complaint is not limited to the procedures outlined in subsections A, B, and C of this section.

Statutory Authority

§ 2.2-520 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Former 22VAC25-10-80 derived from VR402-01-02 § 8, eff. July 4, 1990; amended and renumbered, Volume 33, Issue 15, eff. May 5, 2017.

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