Terms of Employment: Connecticut
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.