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Resources Connecticut Government Agencies

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Please select a topic below to jump directly to the corresponding agency:

1. Discrimination/Harassment

2. Safety & Health

3. Unemployment Insurance

4. Wage and Hour/Labor Standards Violations

5. Workers' Compensation

1. Discrimination/Harassment

For more information about filing a discrimination or harassment claim in Connecticut, see our page on filing a discrimination complaint: Connecticut

Discrimination/Harassment - State Agency

Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO)
Administrative Headquarters:
21 Grand Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: (860) 541-3400
Toll Free (in Connecticut only): (800) 477-5737
TDD: (860) 541-3459
Fax: (860) 246-5068

CHRO Regional Office Contact Information:

Capital Region Office
1229 Albany Avenue
Hartford, CT 06112-2193
Phone: (860) 566-7710
Fax: (860) 566-1997
TDD: (860) 566-7710
Areas Served
Contact this office if the alleged discrimination took place in: Avon, Plainville, Bloomfield, Rocky Hill, Canton, Simsbury, Collinsville, Suffield, East Granby, West Hartford, Farmington, Wethersfield, Granby, Windsor, Hartford, Windsor Locks, New Britain, Unionville, Newington, New Canaan

Eastern Region Office
100 Broadway
Norwich, CT 06360
Phone: (860) 886-5703
Fax: (860) 886-2550
TDD: (860) 886-5707
Areas Served
Contact this office if the alleged discrimination took place in: Andover, Lisbon, Ashford, Lyme, Bolton, Manchester, Bozrah, Mansfield, Brooklyn, Marlborough, Canterbury, Montville, Chaplin, New London, Chester, North Stonington, Clinton, Norwich, Colchester, Old Lyme, Columbia, Old Saybrook, Coventry, Plainfield, Deep River, Pomfret, Eastford, Preston, East Haddam, Putnam, East Hampton, Salem, East Hartford, Scotland, East Lyme, South Windsor, East Windsor, Sprague, Ellington, Stafford, Enfield, Sterling, Essex, Stonington, Franklin, Thompson, Glastonbury, Tolland, Griswold, Union, Groton, Vernon, Hampton, Voluntown, Hebron, Waterford, Killingly, Westbrook, Killingworth, Willington, Lebanon, Windham, Ledyard, Woodstock

West Central Region Office
Rowland State Government Center
55 West Main Street, Suite 210
Waterbury, CT 06702-2004
Phone: (203) 805-6530
Fax: (203) 805-6559
TDD: (203) 805-6579
Areas Served
Contact this office if the alleged discrimination took place in: Ansonia, Naugatuck, Barkhamsted, New Hartford, Beacon Falls, New Haven, Berlin, Norfolk, Bethany, North Branford, Bethlehem, North Canaan, Branford, North Haven, Bristol, Orange, Burlington, Oxford, Canaan, Plymouth, Cheshire, Portland, Colebrook, Prospect, Cornwall, Roxbury, Cromwell, Salisbury, Derby, Seymour, Durham, Sharon, East Haven, Shelton, Goshen, Southbury, Guilford, Southington, Haddam, Thomaston, Hamden, Torrington, Hartland, Wallingford, Harwinton, Warren, Kent, Washington, Litchfield, Waterbury, Madison, Watertown, Meriden, West Haven, Middlebury, Winchester, Middlefield, Wolcott, Middletown, Woodbridge, Milford, Woodbury, Morris, Winsted

Southwest Region Office
1057 Broad Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Phone: (203) 579-6246
Fax: (203) 579-6950
TDD: (203) 579-6246
Areas Served
Contact this office if the alleged discrimination took place in: Bethel, New Milford, Bridgeport, Newtown, Bridgewater, Norwalk, Brookfield, Redding, Danbury, Ridgefield, Darien, Sherman, Easton, Stamford, Fairfield, Stratford, Greenwich, Trumbull, Monroe, Weston, New Canaan, Westport, New Fairfield, Wilton

Web Address: http://www.ct.gov/chro/site/default.asp

Agency Information/Mission: The mission of the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) 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.

2. Safety & Health (workplace health & safety complaints and information)

Safety & Health - State Agency (for public sector [state and municipal] employees only)

Connecticut Department of Labor
Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CONN-OSHA)

38 Wolcott Hill Road
Wethersfield, Connecticut 06109
Information: (860) 566-4550
Fax: (860) 566-6916
Web Address: http://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/osha/osha.htm

Safety & Health Local Office of Federal Agency (OSHA) (for private sector employees only)

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
Bridgeport Area Office

Clark Building
1057 Broad Street, 4th Floor
Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604
Phone: (203) 579-5581
Fax: (203) 579-5516

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
Hartford Area Office

Federal Building
450 Main Street, Room 613
Hartford, Connecticut 06103
Phone: (860) 240-3152
Fax: (860) 240-3155

For more information about this agency, see OSHA

3. Unemployment Insurance

Connecticut Department of Labor
Phone: See Filing Your Telephone Claims for local numbers.
TDD/TTY: (800) 842-9710
Web Address: http://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/progsupt/unemplt/unemployment.htm

Unemployment Insurance FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Eligibility Requirements

4. Wage and Hour/Labor Standards Violations

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards - State Agency

Connecticut Department of Labor
Wage & Workplace Standards Division

200 Folly Brook Boulevard
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Minimum Wage/Overtime: (860) 263-6790
Wage Payment: (860) 263-6790
Public Contract Compliance (Prevailing Wage): (860) 263-6790
Workplace Standards (Employment Regulation/Minors): (860) 263-6791
Fax: (860) 263-6541
Web Address: http://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/wgwkstnd/wgemenu.htm

Agency Information/Mission: Through a balanced delivery of its services, the Wage and Workplace Standards Division meets its historic mission of promoting prosperity and stability in the workplace. The Division ensures employees receive the benefits due them by enforcing workplace laws. We help employers comply with the law through educational programs and materials.

FAQs for Workers
Wage and Workplace Forms
Laws and Legislation

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards - Local Offices of Federal Agency (DOL)

U.S. Department of Labor
ESA Wage & Hour Division
Hartford Connecticut District Office

135 High Street, Room 210
Hartford, CT 06103-1111
Phone: (860) 240-4160
Fax: (860) 240-4029

U.S. Department of Labor
ESA Wage & Hour Division
New Haven Connecticut Area Office

150 Court Street
Room 423
New Haven, CT 06510
Phone: (203) 773-2249
Fax: (203) 773-2380

For more information about this agency, see U.S. Department of Labor

5. Workers' Compensation (for job-related injuries or illness)

Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission
21 Oak Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: (860) 493-1500
Toll-Free: (800) 223-9675
E-Mail: http://wcc.state.ct.us/email-contacts.htm
Web Address: http://wcc.state.ct.us/index.html

Agency Description/Mission: Established in 1913, the State of Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission administers Connecticut's workers' compensation laws and system. The agency also provides general information on workers' compensation law, policies and procedures, as well as vocational rehabilitation services to eligible injured employees; it reviews and approves workers' compensation managed medical care plans (PPOs), individual employer self-insurance applications, and employer health & safety committees; and it maintains claim and other workers' compensation-related documents.

We're Sorry You Were Injured
An Introduction to Workers' Compensation in Connecticut
Online Forms and Publications

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