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Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking: Vermont

Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking requirements for other states

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

Author: XpertHR Editorial Team


  • Vermont employers may implement drug-free workplace policies. See Drugs and Alcohol.
  • Vermont employers may prohibit marijuana use in the workplace even though medical and recreational use is legal in the state. See Marijuana.
  • Employers may implement and enforce policies that prohibit the use, sale, possession, distribution, purchase and cultivation of drugs and alcohol in the workplace. See Drug and Alcohol Policies.
  • Employers are prohibited from requesting or requiring employees or job applicants to submit to drug and alcohol testing, unless the employer complies with the state's drug testing law. See Drug and Alcohol Testing.
  • Vermont prohibits the possession of lighted tobacco products or use of tobacco substitutes, including e-cigarettes, in any workplace. See Smoking.
  • A "No Smoking" sign is not required to be posted. See Postings.
  • Employers are not required to have a smoking policy, but may implement one that prohibits smoking in the workplace. See Smoking Policies.