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Employer Liability: Connecticut

Employer Liability requirements for other states

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

Author: Susan Borowski

Summary

  • The Connecticut State Labor Relations Act defines what actions constitute unfair labor practices for private employers subject to the law and what employers may be liable for if they are found to have committed an unfair labor practice. See Unfair Labor Practices.
  • There are specific penalties for interfering with the State Labor Relations Board or its agents or interfering in employee representative elections. See Interfering With the Board.
  • There is liability for an employer that tries to coerce an employee with regard to union membership. See Coercion in Union Membership.
  • Employers may face fines for blacklisting an employee to prevent future employment. See Blacklisting.
  • Both public and private employers are subject to penalties for violation of the state's whistleblowing statute. See Whistleblowing.
  • Both public and private employers are liable for damages, including punitive damages, for violating the rights of employees under the U.S. and State Constitutions. See Violation of Constitutional Rights.
  • No officer or member of an organization is liable for the unlawful acts of individuals unless they were approved of or condoned. See Liability of Officers and Agents.
  • The Municipal Employee Relations Act (MERA) outlines the unfair labor practices, and penalties for violation of such practices, for public employers. See Penalties Specific to Public Employers.