The Vermont Fair Employment Practices Act prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of religion (VT Stat. Tit. 21 Sec. 495 et seq.). The law applies to all employers in the state. Under the Act, it is unlawful for an employer to:
• Fail or refuse to hire or to discharge any individual because of the individual's religion.
• Discriminate against any individual with respect to compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of religion.
• Print, publish, or circulate any notice or advertisement relating to employment or membership indicating any preference, limitation, specification, or discrimination based on religion.
• Discriminate against an individual because of religion in admission to or employment in any program established to provide apprenticeship or other training.
• Limit, segregate, or classify employees in any way that would deprive or tend to deprive an individual of employment opportunities or otherwise adversely affect status as an employee because of the individual's religion.
• Discharge or in any other manner discriminate against any employee who has lodged, is about to lodge, or whom the employer believes may lodge a complaint of discrimination or cooperate with the attorney general or state's attorney in an investigation of discriminatory acts or practices.
• Aid, incite, compel, or coerce any conduct made unlawful by the Act or obstruct or prevent any person from complying with the provisions of the Act.
• Attempt, directly or indirectly, to commit any conduct declared unlawful by the Act.