Jurisdiction

The Vermont Human Rights Commission has jurisdiction over allegations of unlawful discrimination in housing, places of public accommodation and State employment.
 
If you believe you may have experienced discrimination, please call the Human Rights Commission at 800-416-2010, or fill out and send in a complaint form. Places of public accommodation include schools, restaurants, stores, professional offices, government agencies and other places offering goods or services to the general public.

If you work for a private employer and believe you may have experienced discrimination visit the Vermont Attorney General's Office Civil Rights Web Page or call them at 888-745-9195.

The protected categories for each area of jurisdiction are as follows:

Housing

Accommodation

Public Accommodation

State Employment

State Employment

Public Accommodation Text

Housing

Race, Color, Sex, Religion, National Origin, Disability, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Marital Status, Age, Presence of Minor Children, Receipt of Public Assistance

Housing Text

Public Accommodations

Race, Color, Sex, Religion, National Origin, Disability, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Marital Status, Breast Feeding - Mother and Child

State Employment Text

State Employment

Race, Color, Sex, Religion, National Origin, Disability, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Ancestry, Place of Birth, HIV Related Blood Test, Worker's Compensation, Family/Parental Leave, Credit History