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

1VAC45-20-80. Investigations by the director or the director's designee.

A. During the investigation of a complaint, the director may utilize the information gathered by other 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, any witnesses identified by the parties, or the respondent. The director may submit a request for a position statement to the respondent that, in addition to specific questions, may request a response to the allegations contained in the complaint.

B. The request for information by the director or the director's designee shall be mailed within 30 business days of receipt of the charge of discrimination. A response to the request for information shall be submitted within 21 business days from the date the request is postmarked.

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

D. The authority of the director or the director's designee 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, 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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