Vermont Whistleblower Law
Whistleblowers protected under common law “public policy” tort.
- Payne v. Rozendaal et al., 520 A.2d 586 (Vt. 1986)
- LoPriesti, MD v. Rutland Regional Health Services, 865 A.2d 1102 (Vt. 2004)
- 3 V.S.A. § 971–978 (state employees)
- 21 V.S.A. § 507–509 (health-care employees)
- 21 V.S.A. § 495 (Civil Rights)
- 21 V.S.A. § 231 (Employee rights, Health and Safety)
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Vermont have a False Claims Act?
Yes. Vermont has a False Claims Act that covers an assortment of frauds against the state.
Does the Vermont FCA have a whistleblower provision?
Yes. In Vermont, a false claims whistleblower may receive an award of 15 to 25 percent of the collections in cases where the state intervenes and 25 to 30 percent in cases where there is no state intervention.
Does Vermont recognize the public policy exception for wrongful termination?
Yes. A Vermont employer may not discharge an employee for abiding by, or failing to violate, a clear and compelling public policy.