“It is often easier to become outraged by injustice half a world away than by oppression and discrimination half a block from home.” - Carl T. Rowan
The West Virginia Human Rights Commission is a state government agency that investigates and adjudicates discrimination complaints in the areas of employment, housing and places of public accommodation. As a part of its mission, the Human Rights Commission strives to eliminate discrimination throughout the state of West Virginia and to educate the public on the West Virginia Human Rights Act and West Virginia Fair Housing Act, which protect them from unlawful discrimination in their housing choices, places of employment, and places of public accommodation.
UPDATE: Amendment to Title 77, Series 2, went into effect May 7, 2014; See the 'About Us' tab above, scroll down to Rules and Regulations, click on Series 2 Amendment to Rules & Regulations. (Changes to the amendment underlined in red).
HUMAN RIGHTS FORUM to be held March 26-27, 2015 at Stonewall Resort. For more information regarding the Forum please go to the Events tab at the top of the page.