{Promoting Equality & Justice for all Persons}

Agency Mission

The mission of the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities is to eliminate discrimination through civil and human rights law enforcement and to establish equal opportunity and justice for all persons within the state through advocacy and education. 


CHRO Executive Director Tanya Hughes Attends Bill Signing with Governor Malloy

Meet the Contractors

November 20, 2014

An evening for contractors and small, minority and women owned businesses

 to come together and collaborate on future projects!

Contractors Attending

The CHRO Blog

Fillable Complaint Forms

The Complaint Form Must Be Opened in Internet Explorer or Google Chrome

Summary Order

City of Shelton v. Collins City of Shelton v. Collins

No. 14-895-cv (September 23, 2014)



HUD Fair Housing Videos for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

Watch as President Johnson Signs the Act Into Law

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News and Events


Construction Contracting & Bidding Transparency Working Group September 16th Meeting


Commission on Human Rights & Opportunities Symposium on State and Federal Protections Against LGBTQ Housing Discrimination


Construction Contracting & Bidding Transparency Working Group August 26th Meeting and Public Hearing

YWCA Teens Respond to CHRO Training About Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Cheryl Sharp Appointed Deputy Director


2014 Kid's Court Essay Contest Award Recipients


CHRO Fair Housing Poster Contest Calendar


State Supreme Court Decision Affirms Strong Public Policy Against Workplace Sexual Harassment


An Open Letter to School Superintendents, Principals and Presidents of the PTA/PTO


Discrimination based on gender identity or expression is illegal under Public Act 11-55

Meetings, Hearings and Links


The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.