Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Jessica Sussman
- Employers should be sure employee referrals do not result in violations of federal and state antidiscrimination laws. See Employee Referrals.
- Connecticut goes further than federal employment law in terms of protected characteristics. See Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act.
- All recruiting advertisements should be content neutral with respect to all protected characteristics under both federal and state law. See Advertising Dos and Don'ts.
- An employer's ability to deny employment based on an applicant's smoking habits is restricted in Connecticut. See Smokers' Rights.
- Employers should be sure to correctly classify independent contractors. See Independent Contractors.
- Before recruiting minors, employers should be aware of prohibited hours and occupations. See Underage Workers.
- A new Connecticut law classifies the homeless as a protected class. See Discrimination Against Homeless Applicants.