New Connecticut law protects interns from discrimination, harassment

September 21, 2015 0 COMMENTS

by Ashley Harrison Sakakeeny

Employers in Connecticut should update their antidiscrimination and antiharassment policies to cover unpaid interns as a new state law becomes effective October 1.

The new law, Public Act 15-56, prohibits discrimination and harassment against interns much like current laws protect employees. It prohibits discrimination based on an intern’s race, color, age, and other protected characteristics. Also, the law makes it illegal to retaliate against an intern for filing a complaint of discrimination or harassment. It permits interns to file complaints with the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities and, ultimately, in Connecticut superior court.

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New York City law protects unpaid interns

June 04, 2014 0 COMMENTS

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A new law that aims to protect unpaid interns in New York City from discrimination and harassment on the job will take effect June 15.

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