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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?

The Vermont Human Rights Commission handles cases of all kinds of discrimination

This map depicts our three categories of cases for cases handled in fiscal year 2016.
Click on the icons on the map to see which kind of discrimination complaint was filed.
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DISCLAIMER: The map icons do not represent actual addresses of any parties involved in VHRC cases. Icons are placed in the general area of the city or town for cases handled.

We pursue our mission by

  • Conciliation/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
  • Conduct education and outreach
  • Provide an authoritative voice with respect to civil rights in Vermont.