Terms of Employment: Vermont
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Heather Rider Hammond, Gravel & Shea PC
- Vermont state laws prohibit certain types of discrimination and retaliation in employment decisions, including hiring. See Vermont Employment Antidiscrimination Laws.
- In Vermont, employment relationships are presumed to be at-will in the absence of a contract. See The At-Will Employment Relationship.
- Vermont recognizes various exceptions to the at-will doctrine. See The At-Will Employment Relationship.
- Restrictive covenants in Vermont are enforceable, but must be carefully designed to protect legitimate business interests, and must be reasonable in scope and duration. See Restrictive Covenants in Employment Contracts.