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Interviewing and Selecting Job Candidates: Vermont

Interviewing and Selecting Job Candidates requirements for other states

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

Author: Wanda I. Otero, Langrock Sperry & Wool, LLP


  • Vermont's laws against employment discrimination are broader in some ways than their federal counterparts. Employers must be aware of both when interviewing applicants. See Vermont Anti-Discrimination Law.
  • Vermont's Fair Employment Practices Act applies to all employers, regardless of size, and therefore covers small employers that might not be covered by federal employment laws. See Vermont Anti-Discrimination Law.
  • State law places limits on employers on what employers can ask during the application process about a prospective employee's criminal history record. See Arrest and Conviction Records.
  • Vermont now prohibits private employers from asking job applicants about their criminal history on an initial job application form.See Ban the Box Law.
  • State law restricts employers from inquiring about a job applicant's salary history. See Salary History.
  • Employers may not require, coerce or ask job applicants to disclose their username or password for their private social media accounts. See Social Media Privacy.