What is Employment Discrimination?
Employment discrimination is the practice of unfairly treating a person or group of people differently from other people or groups of other people at work, because of their membership in a legally protected category. The guiding statute for employees of state government is the Vermont Fair Employment Practices Act (FEPA) and Conditions for Employment under 21 V.S.A. §309 (flexible working arrangements).
Protected categories under employment discrimination are: 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
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.