While the law does not protect employees from all types of behavior, it does protect employees from discrimination and harassment. Accordingly, it is a violation of the law for an employer to refuse to hire or promote a person, or to discipline, terminate, harass or otherwise treat an employee differently because of certain characteristics. These characteristics include: (1) race or color; (2) national origin; (3) religion; (4) age; (5) sex/gender (including pregnancy and medical conditions relating to pregnancy); (6) sexual orientation; (7) physical or mental disability, including learning disability; (8) genetic information; (9) marital status; or (10) in certain circumstances, criminal record.
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.