Connecticut Application Forms laws & HR compliance analysis

Connecticut Application Forms: What you need to know

The Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act does not specifically mention application forms but does prohibit employers from discriminating in recruiting or hiring based on race, color, religious creed, age, sex, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, status as a veteran, present or past history of mental disability, intellectual disability, learning disability, or physical disability, including, but not limited to, blindness, unless a bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ) applies (CT Gen. Stat. Sec. 46a-51 et seq. and Sec. 46a-81c). The Act covers employers with three or more employees. Employers are prohibited from discharging, expelling, or otherwise discriminating against any person who has opposed any of the discriminatory practices listed above (CT Gen. Stat. Sec. 46a-60).
"Gender identity or expression" means a person's gender-related identity, appearance, or behavior, regardless of whether it is different from that traditionally associated with the person's physiology or assigned sex at birth.
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Pregnancy or family responsibilities. It is unlawful for an employer to request or require information from an applicant relating to the person's childbearing age or plans, pregnancy, function of the person's reproductive system, use of birth control methods, or familial responsibilities, unless there is a BFOQ or need. Employers may, however, request through a physician any information that is directly related to workplace exposure to substances that may cause birth defects or constitute a hazard to a person's reproductive system or to a fetus if the employer first informs the applicant of the hazards.
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