Topic: substance use

Active Users of Illegal Drugs May Qualify for Disability Discrimination Protection Under Connecticut Law

The Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act (CFEPA”) protects employees from discrimination on the basis of a present or past history of mental disability. Conn. Gen. Stat. 46a-60(a)(1).  “Mental disability”  is defined in the statute with  precision as referring to a person who has a record of or is regarded as having a mental disorder described…

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