CONNECTICUT PROTECTS JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR VETERANS WITH “BAD PAPER”

Today, the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) announced new guidance to ensure that all veterans receive equal treatment when seeking employment opportunities. Currently, some private employers categorically exclude job applicants with less-than-Honorable discharges from the military (colloquially known as “bad paper”). However, due to a number of discriminatory policies and practices, the … More CONNECTICUT PROTECTS JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR VETERANS WITH “BAD PAPER”

Please join us for the 2018 CHRO Legislative Breakfast!

The Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) will be holding a legislative breakfast on February 21st, 2018. The event is free and open to legislators and the public. Breakfast and coffee will be served. The protection of civil rights is more important now than ever. A long-overdue national conversation regarding sexual harassment has been … More Please join us for the 2018 CHRO Legislative Breakfast!

CHRO SCHEDULES JANUARY 25TH PUBLIC FORUM REGARDING ALLEGATIONS OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION AT DMHAS

(HARTFORD, CT) – A public forum has been scheduled to deal with the allegations of discrimination brought to the attention of the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities against the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. The public forum will be held on January 25, 2018 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at … More CHRO SCHEDULES JANUARY 25TH PUBLIC FORUM REGARDING ALLEGATIONS OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION AT DMHAS

Join the 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration at the State Capitol

  On Monday, January 15, 2018 at 11:00A.M. The Connecticut Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission will hold its thirty-second annual National Liberty Bell Ringing Celebration to commemorate the life of Martin Luther King. Jr. The celebration will take place at the State Capitol, 210 Capitol Avenue in Hartford. The Invocation will be offered by … More Join the 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration at the State Capitol

Discriminating against Veterans with Less-than-Honorable Discharges in Hiring or Employment Could Subject Employers to Liability Under Civil Rights Laws

The CHRO has begun working with Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America – Connecticut Chapter and their counsel, the Yale Law School Veterans Legal Services Clinic, to address systemic discrimination against veterans. This post is written by Alyssa Peterson, a Yale Law Student Intern at the clinic to explain how the discriminatory issuance of “bad papers” … More Discriminating against Veterans with Less-than-Honorable Discharges in Hiring or Employment Could Subject Employers to Liability Under Civil Rights Laws

CHRO EXECUTIVE AND DEPUTY DIRECTOR PARTICIPATE IN THE RELEASE OF THE MOST RECENT RACIAL PROFILING TRAFFIC STOP REPORT

On November 9, Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities Executive Director Tanya Hughes and Deputy Director Cheryl Sharp attended the Connecticut Racial Profiling Prohibition Project Advisory Board meeting and participated in a discussion of the recently published November 2017 Racial Profiling Prohibition Project Report (“Traffic Stop Data Analysis and Findings, 2015-2016”). The report named seven … More CHRO EXECUTIVE AND DEPUTY DIRECTOR PARTICIPATE IN THE RELEASE OF THE MOST RECENT RACIAL PROFILING TRAFFIC STOP REPORT

CHRO DEALS WITH ONGOING COMMUNITY ISSUES AT NOVEMBER MEETING

Several important and ongoing issues were dealt with during the November 8th meeting of the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities. At its last meeting in October, the Commission heard a complaint from the Connecticut Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People alleging racial discrimination within the Connecticut Department of Mental … More CHRO DEALS WITH ONGOING COMMUNITY ISSUES AT NOVEMBER MEETING

CHRO TO HOLD CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS AND LEGENDS AWARDS ON NOVEMBER 16TH

(HARTFORD, CT) – On Thursday, November 16 the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities will hold its third annual Civil Rights Leaders and Legends Awards. The ceremony will be from 4:00-6:00pm in the Old Judiciary Room of the State Capitol. The awards will be presented to six of Connecticut’s civil rights leaders and legends. This … More CHRO TO HOLD CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS AND LEGENDS AWARDS ON NOVEMBER 16TH

CHRO TO HOLD A FORUM ON ISSUES FACING WORKING PARENTS

Monday, October 30 – “Legal Rights of Working Parents: Making It Work at Home and on the Job” On Monday, October 30 the Commission on Human Rights Opportunities will hold a forum on issues facing working parents. “Legal Rights of Working Parents: Making It Work at Home and on the Job” will be held from … More CHRO TO HOLD A FORUM ON ISSUES FACING WORKING PARENTS

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TANYA HUGHES REAPPOINTED BY THE COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

(Hartford) At its September 13, 2017 meeting, the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities voted unanimously to reappoint Executive Director Tanya Hughes to a second term as head of the agency. Hughes has been the executive director of the CHRO since 2013, before that serving in various capacities at the agency for eighteen years. … More EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TANYA HUGHES REAPPOINTED BY THE COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND OPPORTUNITIES