Connecticut National Origin Discrimination laws & HR compliance analysis

Connecticut National Origin Discrimination: What you need to know

The Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act prohibits employers from discriminating against applicants or employees on the basis of national origin, unless an employment decision is based on a bona fide occupational qualification (CT Gen. Stat. Sec. 46a-60). The Act covers all public employers and private employers with three or more employees. National origin or ancestry generally refers to an individual's or ancestor's place of birth. Under the Act, it is unlawful to:
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• Discriminate against an individual on the basis of national origin with respect to compensation, hiring, tenure, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment if the individual is able and competent to perform the services required.
• Print or publish any notice or advertisement relating to employment indicating any preference, limitation, specification, or discrimination based on national origin.
• Discriminate against any individual on the basis of national origin with respect to his or her right to be admitted to or participate in a guidance program, an apprenticeship training program, on-the-job training program, or other occupational training or retraining program.
• Aid, compel, or coerce any person to engage in any unlawful discriminatory practices under the Act.
• Engage in any form of reprisal or otherwise discriminate against any person for opposing practices forbidden under the Act, or for filing a complaint, testifying, or assisting in any proceeding under the Act.
Unpaid interns. All employers, regardless of size, are prohibited from discriminating against unpaid interns on the basis of national origin or ancestry.
Bona Fide Occupational Qualification (BFOQ). It is permissible to hire an individual on the basis ...

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