Except as otherwise provided, an employer in Vermont may not as a condition of employment, promotion, or change in status of employment, or as an express or implied condition of a benefit or privilege of employment, do any of the following:
Also, employers may not promote, refuse to hire, or change the status of employment of an applicant for employment because the applicant refuses or declines a polygraph examination.
For purposes of this law, employer means any individual, organization or
governmental body, including any partnership, association, trustee, estate,
corporation, joint stock company, insurance company, or legal representative,
whether domestic or foreign, or the receiver, trustee in bankruptcy, trustee or
successor, and any common carrier by mail, motor, water, air or express company
doing business in or operating within this state, that has one or more
individuals performing services for it within this state.