Disabilities (ADA): Connecticut
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Authors: Michelle Barrett Falconer, Littler
- In addition to the federal equal opportunity laws, Connecticut employers must comply with the state antidiscrimination statutes, including the Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act (CFEPA). See Disability Discrimination in Connecticut.
- The CFEPA applies to both public and private employers that employ three or more employees. See Covered Employers.
- The CFEPA also prohibits employers from taking certain additional actions relating to pregnant employees. See Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act - Protection for Pregnancy.
- Connecticut law contains a specific prohibition against requesting genetic information or discriminating against any employee on the basis of genetic information. See Connecticut Fair Employment Practice Act - Genetic Information.
- Employers are prohibited from discriminating against qualifying medical marijuana patients or the primary caregiver of such a patient. See Connecticut Palliative Use of Marijuana Act.
- Similar to the EEOC's role in enforcing Title VII, the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CCHRO) is the enforcement authority for the CFEPA. See Administrative Agency.