Due to the 'Stay Home, Stay Safe' order issued by Governor Scott on March 24th, the staff at the VHRC is currently operating a remote workweek schedule and our physical office in Montpelier is closed. Please contact us via e-mail or phone.
Between May 18th and June 19th, the staff of the HRC will only be available to answer phone calls during the following blocks of time: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 1:00pm to 5:00pm, and on Fridays from 8:00am to 5:00pm.
Calls received outside of those times will be asked to leave a voicemail with your name, number, and reason for calling, and our staff will return your message as promptly as possible. Please consider sending us an email with your inquiry
The VHRC continues to serve your community amidst COVID-19. If you are experiencing discrimination and/or harassment related to COVID-19 please let us know by filling out this form. We can find the appropriate venue to support you.
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. Learn more about the VHRC's jurisdiction.
We pursue our mission by
- Enforcing laws
- Educating the public
- Providing information and referrals
- Advancing effective human rights public policies
- Conciliation/Mediating disputes
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
- Conduct education and outreach
- Provide an authoritative voice with respect to civil rights in Vermont