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New CT Domestic Violence Poster Required

By: Rebecca Goldberg

While you are updating your EEOC poster, be sure to add the latest poster from the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities regarding domestic violence.  The new poster is available here.

In case you missed it, Connecticut employers are now obligated to provide a reasonable leave of absence to seek attention for injuries caused by domestic violence or to obtain services related to the domestic violence, as long as the absence does not cause an undue hardship to the employer.  Status as a victim of domestic violence is now a protected class, so that discrimination or harassment based on this status is now unlawful in Connecticut.

With these changes, it is time for employers to update their workplace postings.  It is also a good idea to add these domestic violence provisions to employee handbooks.

Our attorneys have ready-made policies available to quickly and easily come into compliance with these new requirements.  Please contact us if we can be of assistance with this or any other workplace issue.