Connecticut ADA: What you need to know

The Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act (CFEPA) prohibits discrimination on the basis of mental disability, mental retardation, learning disability, or physical disability, including blindness (CT Gen. Stat. Sec. 46a-60). The Act covers all public employers and private employers with three or more employees.

For a Limited Time receive a FREE Safety Special Report on the "50 Tips For More-Effective Safety Training."  Receive 75 pages of useful safety information broken down into three training sections. Download Now

The Act defines the terms "physically disabled", "learning disability," and "mental disability."

Physically disabled. An individual who is "physically disabled" is any individual with a chronic physical handicap, infirmity, or impairment, whether congenital or resulting from bodily injury, organic processes or changes, or from illness, such as epilepsy, deafness or hearing impairment. Reliance on a wheelchair or other remedial device also is included in the definition.

Learning disability. A "learning disability" refers to an individual who exhibits a severe discrepancy between educational performance and measured intellectual ability and who also shows a disorder in understanding or in using spoken or written language or doing mathematical calculations.

Mental disability. "Mental disability" refers to an individual who has a record of having one or more mental disorders, or is regarded as having one or more mental disorders defined by the American Psychiatric Association.

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), an individual with a disability is one who:

  • Has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities
  • Has a record of such impairment (e.g., a former drug addict or a recovered heart attack victim), or
  • Is regarded as having such an impairment.

Note: Under the ADA, the term "disability" means a mental or physical impairment that ...

>> Read more about ADA

More on this topic:

ADA Compared
Reasonable Accommodation
Additional Information:

State Requirements

National | Alabama | Alaska | Arizona | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware | District of Columbia | Florida | Georgia | Hawaii | Idaho | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana | Nebraska | Nevada | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina | North Dakota | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | South Carolina | South Dakota | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin | Wyoming |

Connecticut ADA Resources

ADA Products

HR Redi2Use Form: Military Leave of Absence

This is your answer to document employee leave requests. A proven, prewritten form that covers specific policy situation exactly when you need it. "
Audio Click 'n Train: ADA - What Supervisors Need to Know
This movie-like version of the powerpoint presentation with audio makes it easy to deliver ADA training to supervisors. This ready-to-deliver meeting gives you effective toolbox training - no preparation required! Includes meeting outlines, customizable PowerPoint® slides, handouts, quiz, trainer's guide and more!"
HR.BLR.com - Online State and National HR Employment Law Answers
HR.BLR.com is your online answer source for state HR compliance issues. The easy-to-use Library gives you plain-English compliance answers on all key state and federal regulations. Hundreds of downloadable job descriptions, forms and tools make your job easier. Call 1 800 454-0404 for a free personal site tour. "
Safety.BLR.com - Making Safety Training and Compliance Easier
Safety training and compliance just got easier. You get easy access to hundreds of training solutions, easy-to-understand regulatory analysis, analysis of federal and state full-text regs, regulatory activity, news, and best practices. Safety.BLR.com - your online safety solution."
What to Do About Personnel Problems in [Your State]
Understand how to comply with all HR regulations in YOUR state with this practical resource. You get plain-English explanations of state laws on over 200 key personnel topics. Includes comparisons of your state HR laws vs. federal. No wonder our customers call this service "THE HR RED BOOK™".
Subscription includes online companion site with links/news!
Book available either in print or on CD!"
Free Special Reports
Get Your FREE Special Report. Download Any One Of These FREE Special Reports, Instantly!
Featured Special Report
Claim Your Free Copy of 50 Tips For More Effective Safety Training

Each Safety topic delivers effective training, including train the trainer preparation tips on blended learning programs, multilingual training, and computer-based training.
Download Now!

Covering Safety awareness in:
  • Back Safety
  • Bloodborne Pathogens Safety
  • Forklift Safety
  • Hazardous Waste Operations
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Sexual Harassment and Safety
  • Violence in the Workplace
The report also provides special event and awareness tips like:
  • National Safety Month
  • National Fire Prevention Week
  • Lung Cancer Awareness Month
This is a time- and work-saving reference packed with effective training information.

Download Now!