Burlington Employment Discrimination Attorney

Find the right Employment Discrimination attorney in Burlington, VT

The Federal government as well as the state of Vermont have enacted laws which make it illegal to discriminate based on specified protected characteristics. Depending on what type of trait prompted the discriminatory treatment, government employers and even private organizations in Burlington can be held liable under various state and federal laws.

How Does Employment Discrimination Occur?

Employment discrimination occurs if an employer treats you wrongly because of your membership in a legally protected category. Race, gender, religion, familial status and national origin are examples of some traits that employers may not use when evaluating you. To prove employment discrimination in Burlington, Vermont, the plaintiff needs to be able to show that the employer's intent to treat them unfairly was motivated by their protected status.

How can Employment Discrimination be Proven in Vermont?

This may be demonstrated if the employer has treated others of the same status similarly, or when people testify to certain statements made by the employer that would indicate bias when heard by a reasonable person. Additionally, employers are in clear violation of the law when they fire someone or retaliate against them because they filed a discrimination lawsuit.

Employment discrimination claims have complicated filing procedures, because they involve pursuing the claim with specific agencies. Burlington, Vermont has many lawyers available to assist you in filing in a timely fashion, and they can also help you pursue any remedies that might be available to you while your case is being processed.

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Life in Burlington

Burlington is Vermont's largest city. It is located in Chittenden County and is approximately 45 miles from the U.S.-Canadian border. Per the 2010 census, it has a population of 42,417 people. Neighboring areas include South Burlington, Winooski, Colchester, Essex and Williston.

An interesting fact is that Burlington has the sixth lowest unemployment rate of all surveyed metropolitan areas in the United States. Top employers include IDX Systems, Vermont Tedy Bear Company, General Dynamics, Lake Champlain Chocolates, Burton Snowboards, Bruegger's, and Seventh Generation Inc. Burlington is also home to many law offices and small firms practicing in virtually all areas of law, and providing their clients with excellent and personalized legal services.

Popular sites include the ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Deck Towers, Burlington Square, and Cathedral Square.

Overall, Burlington is a charming place to visit or call home!

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