Article 49A.

Equal Employment Practices.

143-422.1. Short title.

This Article shall be known and may be cited as the Equal Employment Practices Act. (1977, c. 726, s. 1.)

 

143-422.2. Legislative declaration.

(a) It is the public policy of this State to protect and safeguard the right and opportunity of all persons to seek, obtain and hold employment without discrimination or abridgement on account of race, religion, color, national origin, age, biological sex or handicap by employers which regularly employ 15 or more employees.

(b) It is recognized that the practice of denying employment opportunity and discriminating in the terms of employment foments domestic strife and unrest, deprives the State of the fullest utilization of its capacities for advancement and development, and substantially and adversely affects the interests of employees, employers, and the public in general.

(c) The General Assembly declares that the regulation of discriminatory practices in employment is properly an issue of general, statewide concern, such that this Article and other applicable provisions of the General Statutes supersede and preempt any ordinance, regulation, resolution, or policy adopted or imposed by a unit of local government or other political subdivision of the State that regulates or imposes any requirement upon an employer pertaining to the regulation of discriminatory practices in employment, except such regulations applicable to personnel employed by that body that are not otherwise in conflict with State law. (1977, c. 726, s. 1; 2016-3, 2nd Ex. Sess., s. 3.1.)

 

143-422.3. Investigations; conciliations.

The Human Relations Commission in the Department of Administration shall have the authority to receive charges of discrimination from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission pursuant to an agreement under Section 709(b) of Public Law 88-352, as amended by Public Law 92-261, and investigate and conciliate charges of discrimination. Throughout this process, the agency shall use its good offices to effect an amicable resolution of the charges of discrimination. (1977, c. 726, s. 1; 1989 (Reg. Sess., 1990), c. 979, ss. 1(5), 2; 2016-3, 2nd Ex. Sess., s. 3.2; 2016-99, s. 1(a).)

 

143-422.4. Reserved for future codification purposes.

 

143-422.5. Reserved for future codification purposes.

 

143-422.6. Reserved for future codification purposes.

 

143-422.7. Reserved for future codification purposes.

 

143-422.8. Reserved for future codification purposes.

 

143-422.9. Reserved for future codification purposes.