Anti-bullying laws currently do not apply to the workplace. Accordingly, it is generally not a violation of workplace law if a coworker or supervisor engages in conduct hostile, overly critical, mean, unfair or even humiliating to the employee. However, if the supervisor or coworker engages in such conduct because of the employee’s race, religion, gender, disability status, national origin, sexual orientation, age or other protected status, and the conduct complained of is sufficiently severe, then it may constitute illegal discrimination.
If you have any questions related to sexual harassment and discrimination in Connecticut, please contact Joseph C. Maya, Esq. at (203) 221-3100 or e-mail him directly at JMaya@Mayalaw.com.