The Agency of Human Services, Department of Corrections and Department of Mental Health are accused of discriminating against a woman who was put in solitary confinement. The court had ordered psychiatric care.
Deaf patients have said since 2010 that the state’s largest hospital does not provide American Sign Language interpreters when patients need them.
Vermont businesses may not be aware of the right to bring service animals into establishments.
Robert Merriam, who was diagnosed with PTSD, anxiety and depression, was turned down on two applications for a medical marijuana card.
The commission found reasonable grounds that Thrifty discriminated against a customer when the company refused to honor a car rental reservation.
Motor Vehicles Department investigators say the immigration agency was an important resource in fighting fraudulent applications for driver’s privilege cards. Others see a blurring of jurisdictions where officials essentially set traps for applicants.
The process for driver’s licenses and privilege cards will be made more friendly to applicants who are in the country without authorization.
The Vermont Human Rights Commission found that long periods of solitary confinement exacerbated a young man’s already severe mental health problems.
An application for a driver’s privilege card led to deportation proceedings against a Jordanian living in southern Vermont.
A Vermont Law School student has been awarded a fellowship to support her work with the Vermont Human Rights Commission this summer.
Women were paid as much as $10,000 less than a male counterpart at the same job, suit says
Robert Appel, the outgoing executive director of the Human Rights Commission, said it makes more sense to keep people in the community.
The Vermont Human Rights Commission (HRC) has chosen Karen Richards, director of the Poverty Law Project at Vermont Legal Aid, to serve as the commission’s new executive director.
Human Rights Commission Chair Mary Marzec said that Appel would be “sorely missed,” adding that finding an adequate replacement by the end of January would be challenging.