The Vermont Statutes Online

Title 33: Human Services

Chapter 69: REPORTS OF ABUSE, NEGLECT, AND EXPLOITATION OF VULNERABLE ADULTS

Sub-Chapter 01: Reports Of Abuse Of Vulnerable Adults

33 V.S.A. § 6909 Retaliatory action by employer prohibited



 

§ 6909. Retaliatory action by employer prohibited

No employer or supervisor may discharge; demote; transfer; reduce pay, benefits, or work privileges; prepare a negative work performance evaluation; or take any other action detrimental to any employee who files a good faith report in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, by reason of the report. Any person making a report under this chapter shall have a civil cause of action for appropriate compensatory and punitive damages against any person who causes detrimental changes in the employment status of the reporting party by reason of his or her making a report. (Added 1985, No. 78, § 9; amended 2013, No. 131 (Adj. Sess.), § 86, eff. May 20, 2014.)