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EEO - Discrimination: Connecticut

Discrimination requirements for other states

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

Author: Elizabeth Acee


  • The Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act (CFEPA) contains a more comprehensive list of prohibited employment practices than the federal statute. See Discrimination Under the Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act.
  • The CFEPA prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetic information and veteran status. See Unlawful Discriminatory Practices.
  • The Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) is the agency tasked with enforcing the state's employment discrimination laws. See Enforcement of Employment Discrimination Laws.
  • Connecticut has a number of additional laws prohibiting discrimination, including laws that address HIV testing, family violence victims, homeless persons, equal pay, lactation and breastfeeeding, and military duties. See Other Laws Prohibiting Discrimination.