Interviewing and Selecting Job Candidates: Vermont
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.