Vermont Government Agencies

1. Discrimination/Harassment
2. Safety & Health (workplace health & safety complaints and information)
3. Unemployment Insurance
4. Wage & Hour/Labor Standards Violations
5. Workers' Compensation (for work related injuries and illness)

1. Discrimination/Harassment

For more information about filing a discrimination or harassment claim in Vermont, see our page on filing a discrimination complaint: Vermont

Discrimination/Harassment - State Agency

Attorney General's Office

Civil Rights Division
109 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05609-1001
Intake Phone: (802) 828-3657
Toll-Free: (888) 745-9195
TTY: (802) 828-3665
Fax: (802) 828-3187
E-Mail: civilrights@atg.state.vt.us

Web Address: http://www.atg.state.vt.us/display.php?smod=167

Agency Description/Mission: The Civil Rights Unit is responsible for enforcing state laws which prohibit discrimination in employment. These include laws which prohibit discrimination based on race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, place of birth, age, handicap, HIV status, or for asserting a claim to worker's compensation, and laws which prohibit retaliation against any person who makes a claim of discrimination. The Civil Rights Unit also enforces the laws related to employment-related drug testing, and polygraph (lie detector) testing, and the state laws which relate to parental and family leave.

Discrimination/Harassment - Local Offices of Federal Agency (EEOC)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Boston Area Office
John F. Kennedy Federal Building
Government Center
4th Floor, Room 475
Boston, MA 02203
Phone: 1-800-669-4000
Fax:617-565-3196
TTY:1-800-669-6820

For more information about this agency, see the EEOC section of our page on federal agencies

2. Safety & Health (workplace health & safety complaints and information)

Vermont Department of Labor and Industry

Division of Occupational Safety & Health
National Life Building, Drawer 20
National Life Drive
Montpelier, VT 05602-3401
Phone: (802) 828-2765
Fax: (802) 828-2195
E-Mail: voshainfo@labind.state.vt.us

Web Address: http://labor.vermont.gov/vosha/

Agency Description/Mission: For nearly 30 years, Vermont's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (VOSHA) has labored diligently to protect the health and safety of working Vermonters. Operating in concert with business and industry, VOSHA has greatly reduced the number of work-related injuries and fatalities occurring in Vermont.

VOSHA Frequently Asked Questions

Safety & Health Protection on the Job Poster

3. Unemployment Insurance

Vermont Department of Employment and Training

Unemployment Compensation Division
Phone:
To Establish an Initial Claim (877) 214-3330
To Inquire about a Claim: (877) 214-3332
To File Weekly Claims: (800) 983-2300

Web Address: http://labor.vermont.gov/unemployment-insurance/

Can My Employer Do That?

Frequently Asked Questions - Eligibility and Filing

Establishing an Unemployment Claim

4. Wage and Hour/Labor Standards Violations

Vermont Department of Labor
5 Green Mtn. Drive
PO Box 488
Montpelier, VT 05601-0488
Phone: 802-828-2157

Web: www.labor.vermont.gov

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards - Local Offices of Federal Agency (DOL)

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)

ESA Wage & Hour Division
Manchester District Office
1750 Elm Street, Suite 111
Manchester, NH 03104-2907
Phone: (603) 666-7716
Fax: (603) 666-7600

For more information about this agency, see the U.S. Department of Labor section of our page on federal agencies.


5. Workers' Compensation (for job-related injuries or illness)

Vermont Department of Labor and Industry

Workers' Compensation Division
National Life Building, Drawer 20
Montpelier, VT 05620-3401
Phone: (802) 828-2286
Toll-Free: (800) 734-2286
Fax: (802) 828-2195
E-Mail: wcomp@labind.state.vt.us

Web Address: http://labor.vermont.gov/workers-compensation/

Agency Description/Mission: The Workers' Compensation system was established by the Vermont Legislature in 1915 to compensate and protect employees who suffer personal injury by accident arising out of and in the course of employment and to protect employers by limiting their exposure from lawsuits arising out of such injuries. It is a "no-fault" insurance program that provides medical and disability benefits for work-related injuries and illnesses. It covers both traumatic injuries caused by sudden accidents and gradual onset injuries resulting from repetitive motion or stress. The system offers five basic categories of benefits: medical, temporary disability, permanency, vocational rehabilitation and death benefits.

Understanding the Claims Process

How to File a Claim

Workers' Compensation Benefits

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