The Williams Institute
West Virginia – Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Documentation of Discrimination
- Author(s): Sears, Brad
- et al.
West Virginia state law provides no protection for public employees against job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Recent legislative attempts to amend West Virginia’s Human Rights Act to prohibit such discrimination have failed. At the local level, two cities and two universities in West Virginia have included sexual orientation in their codes or policies related to employment discrimination.