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Employer Liability: Vermont

Employer Liability requirements for other states

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

Author: Susan Borowski, Reliable Writing Services

Summary

  • Labor law for private sector employers is governed by the State Labor Relations Act, which lists employer unfair labor practices. See Private Employer Unfair Labor Practices.
  • The penalties for committing unfair labor practices include reinstatement and back pay for employees. See Private Employer Unfair Labor Practices.
  • Employers are subject to liability including punitive damages for taking adverse action against an employee who files a complaint of discriminatory acts or practices on the part of the employer. See Other Unlawful Practices.
  • The Municipal Employee Relations Act governs labor relations in the public sector and lists unfair labor practices for public employers. See Public Employer Unfair Labor Practices.
  • As with private employers, the penalties for committing unfair labor practices by public employers include reinstatement and back pay for employees. See Public Employer Unfair Labor Practices.