CHRO Joins Multistate Coalition in Support of Lawsuit Protecting Access to Critical Information on Pay Discrimination

(HARTFORD, CT) – The Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities today joined a nationwide coalition of government agencies, led by California, in support of a lawsuit seeking to protect the collection of demographic information critical to combating pay discrimination. The lawsuit arose following a 2017 Trump Administration reversal of a program that would have required … More CHRO Joins Multistate Coalition in Support of Lawsuit Protecting Access to Critical Information on Pay Discrimination

New Posting and Training Requirements Under the Time’s Up Act

The Time’s Up Act, comprised of Public Acts 19-16 and 19-93, went into effect on October 1. The Time’s Up Act strengthens laws protecting employees from sexual harassment in the workplace. In addition to requirements regarding training and education, the new statute changes existing requirements of the posting of information about sexual harassment in the … More New Posting and Training Requirements Under the Time’s Up Act

CHRO ANNOUNCES THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE TIME’S UP ACT

The Time’s Up Act, comprised of Public Acts 19-16 and 19-91, goes into effect today. The Time’s Up Act strengthens laws protecting employees from sexual harassment in the workplace. The Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities is proud to have worked with the legislature on this important bill. The Time’s Up Act establishes new rules … More CHRO ANNOUNCES THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE TIME’S UP ACT

2017 Traffic Stop Data Recently Released

The CHRO’s Executive and Deputy Directors, Tanya Hughes and Cheryl Sharp, respectively, serve on the Racial Profiling Working Group. The 2017 Traffic Stop Data Analysis and Findings were issued on June 25, 2019. On June 25, 2019, Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) attorney Alix Simonetti and five legal interns represented the CHRO at … More 2017 Traffic Stop Data Recently Released

CHRO Condemns President Trump’s Tweets

President Trump called out four Congresswomen this weekend in a series of tweets that many, including the CHRO, condemn as racist. He wrote, So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they … More CHRO Condemns President Trump’s Tweets

Native American Voting Rights Act of 2019

Native Americans have experienced oppression, marginalization, and discrimination since European colonization began in the U.S. centuries ago. Countless acts of violence and oppression against Native Americans span across centuries, including the genocidal Mystic Massacre in 1637 that foreshadowed the ensuing bloody Pequot War. Additionally, President Jackson supported the Indian Removal Act of 1830 which resulted … More Native American Voting Rights Act of 2019

CHRO 2019 Summer Conference: Historical Trauma and Its Impact on Educational Opportunities

 The Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities will be holding our annual summer conference on July 17, 2019 from 3:00pm – 5pm. The topic of this year’s conference is Historical Trauma and its Impact on Educational Opportunities. Our summer conference will be centered on a panel discussion of Connecticut education advocates and professionals. The panelists … More CHRO 2019 Summer Conference: Historical Trauma and Its Impact on Educational Opportunities

LGBTQ+ Pride Month

Every June, while scrolling through your Instagram feed, flipping through a magazine, or watching commercials on TV, you are met with an influx of LGBTQ Pride Month related advertisements. With this overall increased attention to the LGBTQ+ community, various brands and companies market rainbow-themed products, some with the commitment of giving back to the LGBTQ+ … More LGBTQ+ Pride Month

CHRO ISSUES STATEMENT ON COMPLAINT FILED REGARDING TRANSGENDER ATHLETES

(HARTFORD, CT) – On June 17, three Connecticut high school athletes filed a Title IX discrimination complaint with the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Education Department. This complaint, filed by the Alliance Defending Freedom on behalf of the three track and field athletes, alleges that the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference rule allowing athletes … More CHRO ISSUES STATEMENT ON COMPLAINT FILED REGARDING TRANSGENDER ATHLETES