Examples of Discrimination & Illegal Acts

Forms of Discrimination

Under Connecticut law it is illegal to discriminate based on the following areas:
  • Age
  • Ancestry
  • Color
  • Familial status
  • Genetic information
  • Guide dog access
  • Lawful source of income
  • Learning disability
  • Marital status
  • Mental illness / disability
  • Mental retardation
  • National origin
  • Physical disability
  • Race
  • Religious creed
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation

Examples of Protected Areas

Credit Transactions

It is unlawful to discriminate in any credit transaction including loans or mortgages based on race, sex, disability, or any other protected classification.


It is unlawful to terminate or refuse to hire, promote, or any other term / condition of employment due to age, sex, pregnancy, disability, race, creed, or any other protected classification.

Filing a Complaint

It is unlawful for anyone to retaliate against you for filing a discrimination complaint or for opposing discrimination.


It is unlawful to refuse to show, sell, or rent public or private housing due to age, race, creed, sexual orientation, the presence of children, lawful source of income, or any other protected classification.

Public Accommodations

It is unlawful to refuse entry / service (or segregation) in a restaurant or other public establishment because of race, sex, disability, or any other protected classification.

Working Environment (Sexual Harassment)

It is unlawful to make unwelcome sexual advances as a condition of employment or promotion, or which creates an offensive working environment.

For More Information

If you feel you have been the victim of discrimination, have a complaint, or would like more information, please contact Anna T. Keegan at (203) 854-7989.