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

1VAC45-20-86. Negotiated settlement.

A. Prior to the issuance of a final determination, the division may encourage the parties to settle the charge of discrimination through mediation on terms that are mutually agreeable. The director or the director's designee shall have the authority to sign any settlement agreement that is agreeable to the parties.

B. When the division agrees in any negotiated settlement not to further process the related charge of discrimination, the division's agreement shall be in consideration for the promises made by the other parties to the agreement. Such an agreement shall not affect the processing of any other charge in which the allegations are like or related to the individual allegations settled.

C. The division may also, prior to the issuance of a final determination, facilitate a settlement between a complainant and a respondent by permitting the withdrawal of a charge of discrimination in accordance with 1VAC45-20-85.

Statutory Authority

§ 2.2-520 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 37, Issue 3, eff. October 28, 2020.

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