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 News and Links 

CHRO Issues Pregnancy Discrimination Blue Paper and One-Pager

Registration Now Open for Kids Speak on May 22, 2019.

Registration is CLOSED for Kids Speak Jr. on March 26, 2019.

CHRO Issues New Housing Discrimination is Illegal Poster  


CHRO Issues New Guidance on Hiring and Employing Connecticut Veterans and a Know Your Rights Poster


Self-Performing MBEs Must Demonstrate Good Faith Efforts to Employ Other MBEs as Subcontractors and Suppliers of Materials 

Fair Housing Training Schedule for 2019  


Policy Change Notice Regarding Failure to Submit CHRO Forms and Closure Documents  


CHRO Will Be There Public Service Announcement


Housing Discrimination Public Service Announcement


Fair Housing Notice Pursuant to PA 16-16  


Contract Compliance Forms and Reports for Contractors, State Agencies, Quasi-Public Agencies and Municipalities


Department of Labor Posters Including Those for Pregnancy Discrimination



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NOTICE: Attorneys not admitted to the Connecticut bar must move for pro hac vice admission to practice before administrative agencies like the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities.  This is the result of the Connecticut Supreme Court decision in Persels & Associates, LLC v. Banking Commissioner, 318 Conn. 652 (2015) and a change to our practice rules in Practice Book 2-16 (effective 1/1/17).   



Non-Connecticut attorneys either must move for pro hac vice admission or another attorney or member of the firm admitted in Connecticut must file an appearance using our new appearance form, linked below for your convenience:





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