HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut lawmakers are considering legislation that would prevent hiring practices that discriminate against out-of-work people.

Members of the General Assembly’s Labor and Public Employees Committee will vote on the bill Thursday.

The proposed legislation would make it illegal for an employer to not hire a person based on unemployment status or place job advertisements that intentionally discriminate against the unemployed.

Bill supporters say it will help end unfair hiring practices taking place during a time of high unemployment.

Opponents argue that it opens the door for other characteristics to gain discriminatory protection and takes away from the significance of those already in place, like race and religion.

If passed, the bill goes to the General Assembly.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (3)
  1. Libdumb says:

    Yea sure. This is the most discriminatory Country on unearth against those over 50 seeking a job.

  2. pete says:

    Another stupid law by DANNY BOY and the democrats. Want to see companies flee CT just pass this law. Companies aren’t going to stay in a state where every rejected job applicant who is unemployed gets to sue.

  3. Mad MaxtaxstateCT says:

    Don’t the bill sponsors realize that members of the CT legislature and Malloy’s Administration could technically be found in violation of such a law because of their anti-business, pro-union, pro-government sector jobs policies ?

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