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Restrictions on Firing Employees in Vermont

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Employers in Vermont are subject to these state rules that restrict firing employees under certain circumstances.

Vermont laws make it unlawful for an employer to:

  • discriminate against employees who serve on jury duty
  • fire for union activity; deny equal employment opportunity
  • violate protections for veterans or reservists
  • retaliate against an employee for filing a safety complaint or fair employment practices complaint, or wage complaint
  • require employees to take a polygraph test
  • fire an employee for having wages withheld for child support or other garnishment

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