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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


  • Labor law for private sector employers is governed by the State Labor Relations Act, which lists employer unfair labor practices. See Unfair Labor Practices.
  • The penalties for committing unfair labor practices include reinstatement and back pay for employees. See 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.