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Discrimination in Connecticut

A variety of federal and Connecticut laws make it illegal for employers to discriminate based on sex, religion, age, ancestry, skin color, race, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, or marital status. If you think you've been the victim of job-related discrimination, talk to an employment lawyer or discrimination attorney as soon as possible. Your lawyer can help you pursue legal action against the company.

When Should You Hire a Discrimination Lawyer?

How can you tell if you've been the victim of job-related discrimination and need to hire a discrimination lawyer? Sometimes discrimination is blatant, and sometimes it's very subtle.

You should consider hiring an employment discrimination lawyer if:

  • You are a member of a protected class and you suspect that you've been the victim of discrimination during the hiring process, after being hired for a job or when being terminated from a job
  • You want to file a claim against the company with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities
  • You've previously filed a claim with the EEOC or the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, and receive a release to sue or right to sue notice, giving you permission to file a civil lawsuit against your employer
  • You want help negotiating a settlement with your current or former employer

Find & Hire Local Connecticut Discrimination Attorneys

Let help you find discrimination lawyers in Bridgeport, New Haven, Hartford or elsewhere in Connecticut. Call us at 877-913-7222 or complete the form on this page to use our free legal referral service. After you answer a few brief questions, we'll quickly match you with employment lawyers in your area.