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Is it Illegal to Decline to Hire a Qualified Candidate Because of Age in Connecticut?

Under both Connecticut and federal law, age discrimination against both employees and candidates for a job is illegal.  Under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (the “ADEA”), a federal statute, it is illegal to discriminate against anyone over 40 based on their age with respect to any term, condition, or privilege of employment, including hiring, firing, promotion, layoff, compensation or benefits, or job assignments, among other things.  It is also illegal to retaliate against anyone who opposes employment practices that discriminate based on age.

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.