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Connecticut Attorney General's Office
Employment Rights Department

This department defends state agencies and state officials in employment related litigation and administrative complaints and provides legal advice and guidance to state agencies on employment issues. We are currently defending the state in approximately 160 employment cases in the state and federal courts, as well as a similar number of complaints before the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities and the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission.

Frequently Asked Questions
Does the Employment Rights Unit represent employees of private companies in legal disputes against their employers?

No. The Employment Rights Unit only defends the state, its agencies and officers in employment disputes. However, private employees seeking to obtain more information about their rights under the State’s employments laws can contact the Connecticut Department of Labor’s Employee Assistance Unit at (860) 263-6785

Does the Employment Rights Unit represent state employees with grievances or other employment-related disputes with managers or agencies?

No. The Employment Rights Unit only defends the state, its agencies and officers in employment disputes

Useful Links

If you are looking for information regarding a complaint involving your private employer, you can seek assistance at the Department of Labor's website.

If you believe that you have been harassed or that you have been unfairly treated by your employer and believe that your Civil Rights have been violated, you can file a complaint with the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities ("CHRO").  If you want to contact someone at that agency, they can be reached at (860) 541-3400 or visit the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities Website.