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Civil Rights

Civil Rights Unit
Vermont Attorney General’s Office
109 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05609-1001

(888)745-9195 (Toll Free VT)
(802)828-2154 (Fax)

The Civil Rights Unit conducts investigations of complaints of violations of the laws listed below.

  • You do not need a lawyer
  • Our services are FREE
  • It is illegal for anyone to retaliate against a person for filing a complaint with the Civil Rights Unit

The Civil Rights Unit enforces the following laws:

Drug Testing Act
Fair Employment Practices Act --It is illegal

  • to discriminate against an individual because of race, color, religion, ancestry national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, place of birth, or age, or against a qualified individual with a disability or an HIV positive individual
  • to harass an individual on the basis of sex
  • to pay unequal wages solely on the basis of sex

Hate Crimes Injunctions Statute —Protection Orders for victims
Military Leave Act —Leave and benefits for service in the National Guard
Parental and Family Leave Act —Parental, medical and short-term leave
Polygraph Testing Act
Worker’s Compensation Retaliation

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