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Separation From Employment: Vermont

Separation From Employment requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Wanda I. Otero, Langrock Sperry & Wool, LLP


  • Vermont courts use a specific definition of "just cause" to evaluate employment contracts which contain procedures for termination or guarantees that employees will not be terminated absent just cause. See Termination for Cause.
  • Employers must pay departing employees by a set time after employment ends or risk being subject to penalties. See Termination Pay.
  • Vermont offers protections from retaliatory discharge for specific categories of employees. See Retaliatory Discharge.
  • Vermont recognizes public policy limits on an employer's discretion to discharge employees. See Public Policy Exceptions.