Virginia Human Rights Act; limitations on causes of action. (HB223)

Introduced By

Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Human Rights Act; limitations on causes of action. Allows courts to award front pay in addition to back pay as damages for discharging an employee in violation of the Virginia Human Rights Act (§ 2.2-3900 et seq.). The bill also removes the time period limitation on the amount of back pay awarded, allows courts to increase or diminish the award if the court finds that either party engaged in delay tactics, and increases the cap on attorney fees awarded from 25 percent of the back pay awarded to 40 percent of the back pay and front pay awarded. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/29/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101370D
12/29/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2018Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #2
01/23/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB223)
01/31/2018Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (8-Y 0-N)
02/15/2018Left in Courts of Justice


ACLU-VA Women's Rights and Reproductive Freedom, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

The ACLU of Virginia supports this bill.