What are unemployment benefits?

Unemployment benefits are government funds provided to an employee who is laid off or discharged through no fault of his or her own for a limited period of time following termination from employment.

What is workers’ compensation?

Workers’ compensation provides for the payment of certain expenses incurred by an employee for injuries or illness arising out of, or in the course of, employment. You should report all such injuries or illnesses to your employer as soon as they occur, and you should review your situation with both the workers’ compensation department and a lawyer to be fully …

Whom should I contact if I think I have been discriminated against?

Contact the Office of the Attorney General, Division of Human Rights, the Virginia Office for Protection and Advocacy, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), your local county Human Rights Commission, or private organizations that deal with discrimination. You should make contact as soon as possible because there may be a specific time frame in which you must act to …