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

CHRO CONDEMNS THE HATRED AND BIGOTRY DISPLAYED IN CHARLOTTESVILLE

The Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities would like to join countless others across the United States in expressing its horror, outrage, and sadness at the violent events in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend. The CHRO stands in solidarity with the counter-protestors who stood up against the hateful “Unite the Right” rally. Ostensibly organized to … More CHRO CONDEMNS THE HATRED AND BIGOTRY DISPLAYED IN CHARLOTTESVILLE

President Trump’s DOJ Argues Sexual Orientation Discrimination Not Prohibited By Federal Law

The Trump administration has escalated yet again its assault on the LGBTQ community. In the same week as President Trump’s stunning declaration on Wednesday that transgender individuals would be barred from military service, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) filed an amicus brief arguing that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in the … More President Trump’s DOJ Argues Sexual Orientation Discrimination Not Prohibited By Federal Law

PRESS RELEASE: CHRO CONDEMNS PRESIDENT TRUMP’S REINSTATEMENT OF THE TRANSGENDER MILITARY BAN

HARTFORD, CT – President Trump released a series of disturbing tweets on Wednesday morning announcing that transgender individuals will be prohibited from serving in the United States military forces. This move is a reversal of the Obama administration’s 2016 lifting of the ban on transgender troops. In addition to preventing transgender individuals from enlisting in … More PRESS RELEASE: CHRO CONDEMNS PRESIDENT TRUMP’S REINSTATEMENT OF THE TRANSGENDER MILITARY BAN