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ACT SUMMARY 2007-2008

SUMMARY OF THE 2007 ACTS AND RESOLVES

ACT NO. 41

(S.51)

Judiciary; antidiscrimination; gender identity

This act adds gender identity as a protected class to the state’s antidiscrimination statutes. The act defines gender identity as an individual’s actual or perceived gender identity, or gender-related characteristics intrinsically related to an individual’s gender or gender-identity, regardless of the individual’s assigned sex at birth. The act permits employers to establish and enforce reasonable workplace policies to address matters related to employees’ gender identity, including the establishment of reasonable dress codes for the workplace.

Effective Date: July 1, 2007



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont


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