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Terms of Employment: Connecticut

Terms of Employment requirements for other states

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

Author: Christine P. Corrigan, CPC Writing Services


  • Connecticut has multiple laws impacting the terms of employment, including the Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act, which expands the number of protected classes. See Connecticut Fair Employment Fair Practices Act.
  • Connecticut law prohibits employers from discriminating against employees or applicants for their use of tobacco outside of the workplace. See Legal Non-Work Activities.
  • Under Connecticut law, in the absence of a written contract, employment is presumed to be at-will. However, Connecticut law recognizes numerous exceptions to the at-will doctrine. See Employment At-Will.
  • Under Connecticut law, restrictive covenants that are reasonable in time and scope generally will be enforced. See Restrictive Covenants.