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.*  We pursue our mission by:

  • Enforcing laws
  • Mediating disputes
  • Educating the public
  • Providing information and referrals
  • Advancing effective public policies on human rights

* 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.

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

 

Disability Issues

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Click here for information about how to file a complaint.
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Click here for information, materials, and resources about disability issues in employment, housing, and public accommodations.

School Harassment

Housing Issues

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