Crime victims. Both public and private employers cannot discharge, penalize, or coerce an employee who is a crime victim because he or she has taken leave as permitted by law. Covered employers also may not discharge, penalize, or coerce an employee who takes leave to attend or participate in a court proceeding related to a civil case in which the employee is a victim of family violence (CT Gen. Stat. Sec. 54-85b).
Garnishments. Terminating an employee because of a child support income withholding order is illegal. In addition, no employer may discipline, suspend, or discharge an employee because of any wage execution, unless the employer is served with more than seven wage executions against the employee in a calendar year (CT Gen. Stat. Sec. 52-361a).
Health and safety. Employers may not retaliate against an employee for filing a complaint, reporting hazards, testifying, or exercising any right under the state's occupational safety and health laws (CT Gen. Stat. Sec. 31-379).
Jury duty. It is unlawful to retaliate against an employee for receiving a summons, responding to a summons, or serving on a jury (CT Gen. Stat. Sec. 51-247a). In addition, an employer may not discharge, threaten, penalize, or coerce an employee who obeys a subpoena to appear in court as a witness in any criminal proceeding (CT Gen. Stat. Sec. 54-85b).
Family and medical leave. No ...