The Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act prohibits employment practices that discriminate based on race, color, religious creed, age, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, status as a veteran (effective October 1, 2017), present or past history of mental disability, intellectual disability, learning disability, or physical disability, including, but not limited to, blindness (CT Gen. Stat. Sec. 46a-51 et seq. and Sec. 46a-81c). The Act covers all employers with three or more employees.
Unpaid interns. All employers, regardless of size, are prohibited from discriminating against unpaid interns based on the protected characteristics that apply to employees.