The mission of the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities is to eliminate discrimination and to establish equal opportunity and justice for all persons within the state. Clearly, these are broad and ambitious objectives. While significant progress towards these objectives has been made, fairness and justice for all people remains elusive. The Commission, as it has for the past sixty years, continues to break new ground in pursuit of our goals.
The CHRO derives it’s authority from Connecticut General Statutes, Chapter 814c. It is the statutory responsibility of the Commission to:
- Enforce human rights laws that ban illegal discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations and credit transactions.
- Monitor compliance with state contract compliance laws and with laws requiring affirmative action in state agency personnel practices.
- Establish equal opportunity and justice for all persons in Connecticut through education and outreach activities.