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Code of Virginia
Title 40.1. Labor and Employment
Chapter 6. Voluntary Apprenticeship
9/18/2021

§ 40.1-120.1. Discrimination prohibitions for registered apprenticeship programs.

A. Notwithstanding the provisions of the Virginia Human Rights Act (§ 2.2-3900 et seq.), for purposes of this chapter a sponsor of a registered apprenticeship program shall not discriminate against an apprentice or applicant for apprenticeship on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age if the age of the individual is 40 years of age or older, genetic information, or disability.

B. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this title, it shall not be an unlawful practice for an employer to fail or refuse to hire and employ any individual for any position in a registered apprenticeship program, or for any registered apprenticeship program to fail or refuse to accept or admit any individual to any registered apprenticeship program, if:

1. The occupancy of such position, or access to the premises in or upon which any part of the duties of such position is performed or is to be performed, is subject to any requirement imposed in the interest of the national security of the United States under any security program in effect pursuant to or administered under any statute of the United States or any Executive Order of the President; and

2. Such individual has not fulfilled or has ceased to fulfill any requirement set forth in subdivision 1.

C. The sole remedy for a violation of subsection A shall be as provided in subdivision B 5 of § 40.1-125.

2020, c. 1228.

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