Milford, Connecticut – State Representative Kim Rose (D-Milford) applauded a bill she authored to discourage age discrimination on employment applications by eliminating the need to indicate date of birth or age.
“Although it is current law that an employer cannot discriminate in hiring and other terms of employment based on a person’s age, this change would allow someone applying to not indicate that on an application,” Rep. Rose said. “That way, an employer may review qualifications without age having any influence on the decision making process.”
House Bill #6206, An Act Concerning Age Discrimination In Hiring Practices, prohibits, except in cases of a bona fide occupational qualification or need, an employer or an employer’s agent from requesting or requiring a prospective employee’s date of birth or age on an initial employment application. A person can file a complaint with the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities that has the authority to investigate and pursue temporary or permanent relief in court.
Rep. Rose is serving her fourth legislative term. She is co-chair of the Women’s Caucus, House vice chair of the legislature’s Housing Committee, Assistant Majority Whip and a member of the Internship and Veterans Affairs Committees.
State Rep. Rose’s Website: http://housedems.ct.gov/rose/article/anti-age-discrimination-bill-heads-house
Reference Article: http://patch.com/connecticut/milford/rep-kim-rose-anti-age-discrimination-bill-heads-house
29th Annual Mayor’s Youth Award Ceremony
Believing in Tomorrow, Today!
Milford, Connecticut – Mayor Ben Blake, in conjunction with Milford Youth and Family Services, will present the 29th Annual Mayor’s Youth Award in a ceremony scheduled on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 5:00pm at City Hall.
Each year, the Mayor and Milford Youth and Family Services recognize youth that have performed outstanding service to improve Milford or to assist its residents. Teachers, parents, and others in the community nominate youth for this award. Nominees are considered for individual awards in three age-based categories: elementary, middle, and high school. In addition, there is a fourth category to honor the accomplishments of youth groups.
Nomination forms can be obtained from Milford Youth and Family Services at 150 Gulf Street, the Mayor’s office, or from the City of Milford Youth and Family Services website:
The nomination deadline is Monday, April 3, 2017
Questions may be directed to Christie Roche, Program Coordinator, Milford Youth and Family Services at 203-783-3253 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Milford Speaks Out will be holding a strategy session on Sunday, Feb. 12 beginning at 4:00 pm. The meeting will be held at Milford’s Fowler Memorial building, 45 New Haven Avenue. There is ample parking in the back and you can enter through the rear door. For more information please visit their Facebook page.https://www.facebook.com/Milford-Speaks-Out-655861094596545/
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