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Employee Privacy: Connecticut

Employee Privacy 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


  • There are few limitations on workplace searches by private employers in Connecticut. See Workplace Searches.
  • Connecticut has laws limiting electronic monitoring and surveillance of employees in the workplace. See Electronic Monitoring.
  • Connecticut law limits disclosure of certain arrest records and prohibits employers from requiring employees or prospective employees to consent to a request for a credit report as a condition of employment. See Arrest Records; Background Checks of Employees.
  • Connecticut law prohibits employers from requiring employees to undergo genetic testing. See Genetic Testing.
  • Connecticut law imposes certain limits on drug testing in the workplace. See Drug Testing.
  • Connecticut has a detailed personnel file and medical records law that limit employer disclosure of personal information and provide employees with the right to inspect, copy, and supplement those records. See Employee Records.
  • Connecticut has several laws to protect Social Security numbers and other personally identifiable information. See Social Security Number Protection.
  • Connecticut law requires employers to provide facilities to allow employees to express breast milk in private. See Breastfeeding.
  • Connecticut law requires employers to notify employees of incoming emergency phone calls. See Emergency Phone Calls.
  • Connecticut prohibits employers from discriminating against employees or applicants for their use of tobacco outside of the workplace. See Legal Non-Work Activities.