Slow First Year For City’s Office Of Human Rights

Slow First Year For City’s Office Of Human Rights

Photo: WINA

The city’s new Office of Human Rights has not investigated many discrimination cases during its first year of operation. Director Zan Tewksbury has found 13 complaints her office can investigate. Her staff gets complaints involving Albemarle companies, but she must refer them to the Richmond office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Tewksbury notes she has the power to investigate complaints involving businesses with fewer than 15 employees. She’s found the lion’s share of the complaints involve larger firms. The current budget for Tewksbury’s office exceeds $231,000.

Latest News

in Entertainment

‘Pan’ taps origins of Peter Pan’s 100-year pop culture adventure


In the century since Scottish author J.M. Barrie created Peter Pan for a stage play then a book, the Neverland universe has inspired movies, books, TV shows, plays, video games and even a pop psychology syndrome describing emotionally immature men.

in Lifestyle

‘Like’ it or not, changes are coming to Facebook


The social network is launching a pilot test of "Reactions," which will allow users to express a range of emotions including love, happiness, anger, and sadness.

in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local

Man Charged With Assaulting Officer

Simpson Tsaye Lemar 100815

This isn't Tsaye Lemar Simpson's first run-in with law enforcement; earlier this year, he was found not guilty for the death of Jarvis Brown.

in Entertainment

Keanu Reeves wants to have a third ‘Bill & Ted’ adventure


The "Matrix" star says a script for the third installment of the "excellent" time-traveling franchise is in the works.

in Local, Local Sports, UVA Sports

UVA Opens ACC Play Saturday At Pitt

Football TJ Thorpe

Virginia travels to Pitt to open ACC play, follow the Hoos starting at 10am Saturday morning.