Connecticut State Laws
Additional State Laws
July 1, 2019Connecticut Established A Council On The Collateral Consequences Of A Criminal Record.
Governor Ned Lamont signed House Bill 6921 (HB6921), which establishes a committee to study “Discrimination faced by people in Connecticut living with a criminal record and develop recommendations for legislation to reduce or eliminate discrimination based on a person's criminal history.”
The committee must submit a report no later than February 1, 2020 that provides their recommendations. Employers in Connecticut should be aware that discussions are underway that could lead to new Second Chance Laws, such as banning the box, where they operate.
Employers in Connecticut may not put questions about criminal history on job applications. They are also prohibited from denying employment or terminating employees because the person has a conviction if the person received a provisional pardon or certificate or rehabilitation.
House Bill 5386 (HB 5386) states that employers may not ask about an applicant’s salary history. If a violation occurs, the law allows the applicant to sue the potential employer as long as it is done within 2 years.
Employers can only use consumer credit reports if:
When a Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA) produces a background check that includes “criminal matters of public record concerning the consumer”, the CRA must:
Inform the subject of the report that that they are reporting “criminal matters of public record” and provide the name and address of the person who is receiving the report.