Welcome to the Vermont Human Rights Commission

The mission of the Vermont Human Rights Commission is to promote full civil and human rights in Vermont. 

The Commission protects people from unlawful discrimination in housing, state government employment, and public accommodations.*  

* A place of public accommodation is any establishment, such as a school, restaurant, office, or store that offers facilities, goods or services to the general public.

 

Where do we work? 

 

 

We pursue our mission by:

      -Mediating disputes      -Educating the public      -Providing information and referrals      -Advancing effective human rights public policies     -Enforcing Laws

 

 
 

The Vermont Human Rights Commission envisions a society in which:

  • People treat each other with dignity and respect
  • Communities promote equality, fairness, understanding and acceptance of all
  • Citizens act effectively to end discrimination.

We envision the Commission as a dynamic leader in the pursuit of social justice.  To this end, the Commission will:

  • Collaborate with public, private, and non-profit organizations
  • Conduct efficient and effective enforcement
  • Provide an authoritative voice with respect to civil rights in Vermont.

 

 

 Please see the links below and in the lefthand column for more information:


file a complaint iconFile a Complaint

Click here for information about how to file a complaint.

disability issues iconDisability Issues

Click here for information, materials, and resources about disability issues in employment, housing, and public accommodations.

school harassment iconSchool Harassment

Click here for information, materials, and resources about school harassment

housing issues iconHousing Issues

Click here for information, materials, and resources about fair housing.