Links to information on accommodating specific employees:

American Disabilities Act

Accommodations for workers with disabilities.

Support employees in the Guard

Assistance for employers with employees serving in the National Guard.

Support employees in or returning from Military Service

Assistance for employers with employees serving in the military.

Support of Employees in the General Assembly

Assistance for employers with employees serving in the General Assembly.

Workplace Laws for Vermont Employers

Accommodations for Pregnant or Lactating Workers, parental and family leave and other related information.


Also see the Finding & Cultivating New Talent – Resources and the Employees in Recovery – Resources section.


Links to information on building inclusivity:

VBSR’s Anti-Racism Resources for Vermont Businesses 

Guide to Inclusive Language

How to make your firm more diverse and inclusive, Economist, November 7, 2019. 

Why creating a sense of belonging is a gateway to diversity and inclusion.

High performing teams need psychological safety. Here’s how to create it, Harvard Business Review, August 24, 2017.

An expert’s advice on how to address diversity and inclusion in the workplace, Forbes Women, October 23, 2019.

LinkedIn: 50 Ideas for cultivating diversity and inclusion in the workplace.


Helpful resources for cultivating talent:

Breaking Down Bias (September 2016)

Courtesy of HELM Construction. (Designed for the construction industry, but can be used as a starting point by anyone who is interested in this topic.)

Change the Story

Reports and information on working to improve women’s economic status.

Finding & Cultivating New Talent

A resource list for employers hiring diverse employee groups.

Vermont Works for Women

Vermont Works for Women offers a variety of contracted services focusing on gender equity in the workplace. These services include trainings, professional development and consultation on issues like recruitment and hiring practices, creating inclusive spaces, retention, and sexual harassment and respectful workplaces.

Workplaces for All

A comprehensive site offering information on workplace harassment and discrimination, including education, business practices, directory of trainers and where/how to file a complaint.


Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program

An organization working to help with social, cultural, and economic barriers so previously interrupted lives can flourish.

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants works to advance the rights and lives of those who have been forcibly or voluntarily uprooted. For over 100 years, the unwavering commitment of their leadership, team, network of service providers, and advocates has helped redirect the destiny of countless vulnerable lives.

United States Department of Labor

Some businesses qualify for tax incentives when they hire resettles refugees.


Sample policies & guidelines

Optimize Your Website for Accessibility

Sample Workplace Diversity Policy

Sample Personal Dress Guidelines

Guide to Inclusive Language

Sample Policies Related to the American Disabilities Act and Reasonable Accommodations


Also see Family Friendliness – Resources.