VA SB1360 | 2021 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-0)
Status: Introduced on January 12 2021 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2021-02-06 - Left in Judiciary
Pending: Senate Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Comm Sub) [HTML]


Virginia Human Rights Act; nondiscrimination in employment; sexual harassment and workplace harassment. Clarifies, by defining sexual harassment and workplace harassment, what constitutes an unlawful employment practice if engaged in by an employer. The bill also provides (i) a nonexhaustive list of factors to consider when determining whether certain conduct constitutes workplace harassment, (ii) that a person claiming to be aggrieved by an unlawful discriminatory practice may file a written complaint with the Division of Human Rights within two years after the occurrence of the alleged unlawful discriminatory practice, and (iii) that an aggrieved person who has been provided a notice of his right to file a civil action for such grievance may do so within one year of receiving such notice and may be awarded reasonable attorney fees, including costs and reasonable litigation expenses if the court or jury finds in his favor. The bill also amends the definition of "employer" to mean a person employing five or more employees, instead of 15 or more employees under current law, for each working day in each of 20 or more calendar weeks in the current or preceding calendar year, and any agent of such a person.

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Virginia Human Rights Act; nondiscrimination in employment, sexual harassment.


Roll Calls

2021-02-05 - Senate - Senate: Motion to recommit to committee agreed to (20-Y 18-N) (Y: 20 N: 18 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2021-02-03 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Judiciary with amendment (9-Y 6-N) (Y: 9 N: 6 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-02-03 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (12-Y 4-N) (Y: 12 N: 4 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-01-27 - Senate - Senate: Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (10-Y 1-N 3-A) (Y: 10 N: 1 NV: 3 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2021-02-06SenateLeft in Judiciary
2021-02-05SenateRecommitted to Judiciary
2021-02-05SenateMotion to recommit to committee agreed to (20-Y 18-N)
2021-02-05SenateRead second time
2021-02-04SenateRead first time
2021-02-03SenateReported from Judiciary with amendments (9-Y 6-N)
2021-02-03SenateRereferred to Judiciary
2021-02-03SenateReported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (12-Y 4-N)
2021-01-27SenateRereferred to Finance and Appropriations
2021-01-27SenateReported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (10-Y 1-N 3-A)
2021-01-27SenateCommittee substitute printed 21103514D-S1
2021-01-12SenateReferred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
2021-01-12SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102590D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
223902(n/a)See Bill Text
223905(n/a)See Bill Text
223905.1(n/a)See Bill Text
223908(n/a)See Bill Text
22522(n/a)See Bill Text

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