Sec. 77-1-1 - General

ยง 77-1-1. General

1.1. Scope. -- The following legislative regulations of the West Virginia Human Rights Act set forth rules for complying with the disability provisions of the West Virginia Human Rights Act, W.Va. Code '5-11-1 et seq., and are intended to interpret and implement the provisions of the West Virginia Human Rights Act, particularly the 1989 amendments relating to handicap disability discrimination, and to assist all persons in understanding their rights, obligations, and duties under the law.

In these regulations, the word "handicap" and its derivations are replaced by the word "disability" and its derivations in order to conform with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, ''101-108, 42 U.S.C. ''12111-12117, even though the provisions of the West Virginia Human Rights Act, W. Va. Code '5-11-1 et seq. uses the term "handicap."

1.2. Authority. -- W. Va. Code ''5-11-8(h); 29A-3-1 et seq. and 5-11A-20.

1.3. Filing Date. -- May 19, 1994.

1.4. Effective Date. -- May 19, 1994.

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