CLRP

Employment Discrimination

Employees who are qualified individuals with a disability have a right not to have adverse job action taken because of their disability. Adverse job action includes demotion and termination. The right not to be discriminated against in employment is protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act and state law. These laws also require covered employers to reasonably accommodate a disability, engage in an interactive process about the need for a reasonable accommodation, and limit medical inquiries in hiring. Both state and federal law require that an employee first file a complaint with the Connecticut Human Rights and Opportunities Commission, usually within 180 days, but in some circumstances extended. Failure to file a timely complaint will result in dismissal of your complaint and preclude a lawsuit.