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EEO - Retaliation: Vermont

EEO - Retaliation requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Heather Rider Hammond, Gravel & Shea, PC

Summary

  • Vermont's Fair Employment Practices Act prohibits employers from retaliating against employees who complain about discrimination in the workplace. See Retaliation Under the Vermont Fair Employment Practices Act.
  • Retaliation occurs when an employer discharges or otherwise discriminates against an employee because the employee has lodged a complaint or is about to lodge a complaint. See Retaliation Under the Vermont Fair Employment Practices Act.
  • To prove a retaliation claim, an employee must show that:
    • He or she was engaged in a protected activity;
    • She or she was discharged or otherwise discriminated against; and
    • There was a causal connection between the participation in the protected activity and the discriminatory act. See Establishing a Claim for Retaliation.