The Vermont Statutes Online
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Subchapter 001 : Reports of Abuse of Vulnerable Adults(Cite as: 33 V.S.A. § 6909)
§ 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 making a report. Nothing in this section grants immunity to a person reporting the person’s own perpetration of maltreatment. (Added 1985, No. 78, § 9; amended 2013, No. 131 (Adj. Sess.), § 86, eff. May 20, 2014; 2023, No. 81, § 1, eff. July 1, 2023.)