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A Guide to Your Rights & Responsibilities When Claiming Unemployment Benefits in Connecticut
Your Legal Right To File A Claim

Protection of Individual Rights Under the Unemployment  Compensation Act

You have a legal right to file a claim for unemployment benefits or to testify on behalf of a co-worker or anyone else filing a claim for benefits.  It is illegal for an employer to discharge, discipline, penalize or discriminate against you because you filed a claim for benefits, testified in an Unemployment Compensation hearing or exercised any right afforded by the Unemployment Compensation Act.  Any person who believes he or she has been discharged, disciplined, penalized or discriminated against in retaliation for exercising rights under the Unemployment Compensation Act may file a written complaint to the Labor Commissioner, who is authorized to conduct hearings and award appropriate relief if the complaint is valid. All complaints should be mailed to the following address:


Connecticut Department of Labor
200 Folly Brook Boulevard
Wethersfield, Connecticut 06109-1114
Attn: Office of Program Policy

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200 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT 06109 / Phone: 860-263-6000

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