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EEO - Discrimination: Vermont

EEO - Discrimination 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


  • The Vermont Fair Employment Practices Act (VFEPA) prohibits discrimination against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, place of birth, age, HIV status, military status, physical or mental condition or crime victim status. See Discrimination Under the Vermont Fair Employment Practices Act.
  • The VFEPA also prohibits discrimination in pay based on gender. See Equal Pay.
  • Remedies under the VFEPA include civil penalties, compensatory and punitive damages, or equitable relief. See Remedies.
  • Vermont law prohibits discrimination based on genetic information. See Discrimination Based on Genetic Condition or Testing.