Viriginia Government Agencies

1. Discrimination/Harassment
2. Safety & Health (workplace health & safety complaints and information)
3. Unemployment Insurance
4. Wage & Hour/Labor Standards Violations
5. Workers’ Compensation (for work related injuries and illness)

1. Discrimination/Harassment

For more information about filing a discrimination or harassment claim in Virginia, see our page on filing a discrimination complaint: Virginia

Discrimination/Harassment – State Agency

Virginia Division of Human Rights

Office of the Attorney General of Virginia

202 North Ninth Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 225-2292
Fax: (804) 225-3294
Emailhuman_rights@oag.state.va.us

Web Address: http://www.oag.state.va.us/programs-initiatives/human-rights

Agency Description/Mission: It is the policy of the Commonwealth of Virginia: To safeguard all individuals within the Commonwealth from unlawful discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status or disability, in places of public accommodation, including educational institutions and in real estate transactions; in employment; to preserve the public safety, health and general welfare; and to further the interests, rights and privileges of individuals within the Commonwealth; and to protect citizens of the Commonwealth against unfounded charges of unlawful discrimination. Complaints of possible violations of the Act may be filed with the Virginia Council on Human Rights.

For more information, see our page on filing a discrimination complaint: Virginia

Discrimination/Harassment – Local Offices of Federal Agency (EEOC)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Norfolk Area Office
Federal Building, Suite 739
200 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone: (757) 441-3470
TTY: (757) 441-3578

Richmond Area Office
400 N. Eight Street
Suite 350
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: 800-669-4000
Fax: 804-771-2224
TTY: 800-669-6820
ASL Video Phone: 844-234-5122

For more information about this agency, see the EEOC section of our page on federal agencies

2. Safety & Health (workplace health & safety complaints and information)

Virginia Department of Labor and Industry

Occupational Safety and Health Compliance Program

Richmond headquarters
Main Street Centre 
600 East Main Street, Suite 207 
Richmond, Virginia  23219
Phone: (804) 371-2327
Fax: (804) 371-6524

Central Region
North Run Business Park
1570 East Parham Road
Richmond, Virginia 23228
Phone: (804) 371-3104
Fax: (804) 371-3166
Northern Virginia Region
10515 Battleview Parkway
Manassas, Virginia 20109
Phone: (703) 392-0900
Fax: (703) 392-0308
TDD: (703) 392-0165
   
Tidewater Region
Interstate Corporate Center, Building 6
6363 Center Drive, Suite 101
Norfolk, Virginia 23502
Phone: (757) 455-0891
Fax: (757) 455-0899
Southwest Region
Brammer Village
3013 Peters Creek Road
Roanoke, Virginia 24019
Phone: (540) 562-3580
Fax: (540) 562-3587
TDD: (540) 562-3585
   
Abingdon Field Office
The Johnson Center
468 East Main Street, Suite 114 
Abingdon, Virginia 24210
Phone: (276) 676-5465
Fax: (276) 676-5461
Lynchburg Field Office
3704 Old Forest Road, Suite B
Lynchburg, Virginia 24501
Phone: (434) 385-0806
Fax: (434) 385-0848
   

Verona Field Office
201 Lee Highway
Verona, Virginia 24482
Verona, Virginia 24482 
Phone: (540) 248-9280
Fax: (540) 248-9284
Verona Mailing Address:
Department of Labor & Industry,Valley Region
P.O. Box 77

E-Mail: 

Occupational Safety Compliance Director – jennifer.rose@doli.virginia.gov

For questions regarding Occupational Safety compliance in your workplace.

Occupational Health Compliance Director – ron.graham@doli.virginia.gov

For questions concerning occupational health standards applicable to manufacturing and industrial establishments or construction and demolition operations.

Web Address: http://www.doli.virginia.gov/vosh_enforcement/vosh_enforcement_intro.html

Agency Description/Mission: The Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Compliance Program conducts inspections of private and public sector employers to assure compliance with the laws, standards and regulations of the Commonwealth. The Compliance Program issues citations listing violations of the standards and regulations to employers, determines dates by which violations must be abated, and proposes civil monetary penalties for certain types of violations.

Occupational Safety & Health Compliance

How to File a Complaint

3. Unemployment Insurance

Virginia Employment Commission

Richmond Central Office
3719 Saunders Ave
Richmond, VA, 23227-4355
Phone: 804-663-5400
Fax: 804-254-4159

Find a locl office: http://www.vec.virginia.gov/find-a-job/vec-local-offices

Web Address: http://www.vec.virginia.gov/unemployed

Unemployment Insurance & You: Questions and Answers

Handbook for Claimants

Filing a Virginia Claim for Benefits

4. Wage and Hour/Labor Standards Violations

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards – State Agency

Virginia Department of Labor and Industry

Richmond headquarters
Main Street Centre
600 East Main Street, Suite 207 
Richmond, Virginia  23219.
Phone: (804) 371-2327
Fax: (804) 371-6524

Central Region
North Run Business Park
1570 East Parham Road
Richmond, Virginia 23228
Phone: (804) 371-3104
Fax: (804) 371-3166

Northern Virginia Region
10515 Battleview Parkway
Manassas, Virginia 20109
Phone: (703) 392-0900
Fax: (703) 392-0308
   
Tidewater Region
Interstate Corporate Center, Building 6
6363 Center Drive, Suite 101
Norfolk, Virginia 23502
Phone: (757) 455-0891
Fax: (757) 455-0899
Southwest Region
Brammer Village
3013 Peters Creek Road
Roanoke, Virginia 24019
Phone: (540) 562-3580
Fax: (540) 562-3587
   
Abingdon Field Office
The Johnson Center
468 East Main Street, Suite 114 
Abingdon, Virginia 24210
Phone: (276) 676-5465
Fax: (276) 676-5461
Lynchburg Field Office
3704 Old Forest Road, Suite B
Lynchburg, Virginia 24501
Phone: (434) 385-0806
Fax: (434) 385-0848
   

Verona Field Office
201 Lee Highway
Verona, Virginia 24482
Phone: (540) 248-9280
Fax: (540) 248-9284

Verona Mailing Address:
Department of Labor & Industry,
Valley Region
P.O. Box 77
Verona, Virginia 24482

E-Mail: laborlaw@doli.state.va.us

Web Address: http://www.doli.virginia.gov/index.html

Agency Description/Mission: The Virginia Labor and Employment Law program works with employers to ensure Virginians’ right to work, their right to receive pay that is due, and other important rights including minimum wage and a day of rest. The Labor and Employment Law Division investigates complaints alleging violations of the labor laws listed below, conducts informal conferences with employers to settle disputes, prepares final orders for unpaid wages and assesses civil money penalties against employers to gain compliance, assists in civil or criminal court actions against employers to gain compliance, and administers the work permit program for 14 and 15 year-old minors employed in the Commonwealth.

Frequently Asked Questions: Labor & Employment Law

Filing a Claim for Unpaid Wages

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards – Local Offices of Federal Agency (DOL)

Northern Virginia:
ESA Wage & Hour Division
Baltimore District Office
2 Hopkins Plaza
Room 601
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 962-6211

Southwestern Virginia:
ESA Wage & Hour Division
Charleston Area Office
500 Quarrier Street
Suite 120
Charleston, WV 25301-2130
Phone: (304) 347-5206
Fax: (304) 347-5467

Remainder of State:
ESA Wage & Hour Division
Richmond District Office
400 N. 8th St. Room 416 
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 771-2995
Fax: (804) 771-8127

For more information about this agency, see the U.S. Department of Labor section of our page on federal agencies

5. Workers’ Compensation (for job-related injuries or illness)

Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission
1000 DMV Drive
Richmond, VA 23220
Phone: (804) 367-8600
Toll-Free: (877) 664-2566
E-Mail: Questions@workcomp.virginia.gov

Web Address: http://www.vwc.state.va.us

Claims Services Quick Reference Guide

Injured Workers’ Guide

Claims for Benefits FAQ’s

Claim for Benefits Form

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