Vermont Free Printable Equal Opportunity Law Posters Vermont Sexual Harassment Is Illegal Notice Poster Required

The Sexual Harassment Is Illegal Notice is an equal opportunity law poster by the Vermont Department Of Labor. This is a mandatory posting for all employers in Vermont, and businesses who fail to comply may be subject to fines or sanctions.

This poster must be posted in a conspicuous place by all employers so that all employees can see it. This poster describes what sexual harassment is, how to report it, and consequences for those who commit sexual harassment.


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NOTICE 
SEXUAL HARASSMENT IS ILLEGAL  	
and is prohibited by THE VERMONT FAIR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES ACT  (VFEPA)  (Title 21, Chapter 5, Subchapter 6 of the 
Vermont Statutes) AND TITLE VII OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964  (42 United State Code Section 2000e et  seq.) 
VERMONT LAW NOW  PROTECTS ALL WORKERS , NOT JUST EMPLOYEES.   EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2018, VERMONT ’S PROTECTIONS 
AGAINST SEXUAL HARASSMENT  EXTEND TO ALL INDIVIDUALS ENGAGED “TO PERFORM WORK OR SERVICES” —  EVEN IF THEY 
ARE NOT “EMPLOYEES” UNDER STATE OR FEDER AL LAW.  REFERENCES TO “EMPLOYER,” “EMPLOYEE,” AND “EMPLOYMENT” 
BELOW SHOULD THUS BE UNDERSTOOD TO APPLY TO WORK AGREEMENTS BEYOND THE TRADITIONAL EMPLOYER -EMPLOYEE 
RELATIONSHIP.   
“SEXUAL HARASSMENT”  IS A FORM OF SEX DISCRIMINATION AND MEANS UNWELCOME SEXU AL ADVANCES, REQUESTS FOR 
SEXUAL FAVORS, AND OTHER VERBAL OR PHYSICAL CONDUCT OF A SEXUAL NATURE WHEN:  
(A)   SUBMISSION TO THAT CONDUCT IS MADE EITHER EXPLICITLY OR IMPLICITLY A TERM OR CONDITION OF WORK ; OR  
(B)  SUBMISSION TO OR REJECTION OF SUCH CONDUCT BY AN IND IVIDUAL IS USED AS A COMPONENT OF THE BASIS 
FOR  WORK -RELATED  DECISIONS AFFECTING THAT INDIVIDUAL; OR   
(C)  THE CONDUCT HAS THE PURPOSE OR EFFECT OF SUBSTANTIALLY INTERFERING WITH THE INDIVIDUAL’S WORK 
PERFORMANCE OR CREATING AN INTIMIDATING, HOSTILE OR OFFENSIV E WORK ENVIRONMENT. 
IT IS UNLAWFUL TO RETALIATE AGAINST AN INDIVIDUAL  PERFORMING WORK OR SERVICES  FOR FILING A COMPLAINT OF 
SEXUAL HARASSMENT OR FOR COOPERATING IN AN INVESTIGATION OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT . 
IT IS THE POLICY OF THIS EMPLOYER TO ENSURE A WORK PLACE FREE OF  SEXUAL HARASSMENT FOR ALL INDIVIDUALS 
PERFORMING WORK OR SERVICES.  EVERY SUPERVISOR IS RESPONSIBLE FOR PROMPTLY RESPONDING TO OR REPORTING ANY 
COMPLAINT OR SUSPECTED ACTS OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT.   
EMPLOYEES  OR  INDIVIDUAL S ENGAGED TO PERFORM WORK OR SERVICES  who believe that they h ave been sexually harassed or 
retaliated against for complaining of sexual harassment  are  encouraged to report the situation as soon as possible to :  
(a) his or her supervisor, and/or   
(b)  ______________________________________________ (the head of this o rganization), and/or  
(c) this person, who is designated to receive such complaints and reports:    
      Name and Title: __________________________________________________    
      Address and Telephone Number______________________________________________________  
The above -named individuals can also provide copies of this employer’s written sexual harassment policy.  
THIS EMPLOYER WILL PROMPTLY INVESTIGATE AND RESPOND TO ALL REPORTS AND KNOWLEDGE OF SEXUAL  HARASSMENT 
You also may contact the STATE OF VERMONT ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE, 109 State Street, Montpelier, VT 0560 9-1001  (888 -
745 -9195  (Toll Free VT)  or 802 -828 -36 57; [email protected] ); and/or, if you work for an employer with at least 15 
em ployees, the EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION, John F. Kennedy Federal Building, 475  Government Center , 
Boston, MA 02203 (617- 565-3196  or 1-800 -669 -4000); or, if you work for a Vermont State agency, the Human Rights 
Commission,  14-16 Baldwin Street , Montpelier, VT 05633 -6301 (800 -416 -2010  (Toll Free VT)  or 802 -828 -2480 ; 
[email protected] ). 
Equal Opportunity is the Law  
The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Applications from women, individuals with disabili ties, and 
people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.  Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individua ls with 
disabilities.  711 (TTY/Relay Service) or 800 -650 -4 152  TDD (Vermont Department of Labor).                Effective  Sept.  2018 	
Examples of SEXUAL HARASSMENT include:	 	
UNWELCOME SEXUAL ADVANCES ? SUGGESTIVE OR LEWD REMARKS? UNWANTED HUGS, TOUCHES, KISSES ? REQUESTS 
FOR SEXUAL FAVORS ? PORNOGRAPHIC POSTERS, CARTOONS OR DRAWINGS ? UNWELCOME SEXUAL JOKES AND BANTER   
Consequences for COMMITTING SEXUAL HARASSMENT may include: 
  DISCIPLINARY ACTION, FROM A VERBAL WARNING TO DISMISSAL • DAMAGES AND OTHER RELIEF FOR THE VICTIM   
CIVIL PENALTIES OF UP TO $10,000 PER VIOLATION • CRIMINAL PENALTIES

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