(a) Each employer shall, not more than seven business days after receipt of a written request from an employee, permit such employee to inspect, and if requested, copy his or her personnel file if such a file exists. Such inspection shall take place during regular business hours at a location at or reasonably near the employee’s place of employment. Each employer who has personnel files shall be required to keep any personnel file pertaining to a particular employee for at least one year after the termination of such employee’s employment.

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 31-128b

  • Employee: means any individual currently employed or formerly employed by an employer and includes individuals in managerial positions. See Connecticut General Statutes 31-128a
  • Employer: means an individual, corporation, partnership or unincorporated association. See Connecticut General Statutes 31-128a
  • Personnel file: means papers, documents and reports, including electronic mail and facsimiles, pertaining to a particular employee that are used or have been used by an employer to determine such employee's eligibility for employment, promotion, additional compensation, transfer, termination, disciplinary or other adverse personnel action including employee evaluations or reports relating to such employee's character, credit and work habits. See Connecticut General Statutes 31-128a

(b) Each employer shall, not more than ten business days after receipt of a written request from a former employee, permit such former employee to inspect, and if requested, copy his or her personnel file if such a file exists, provided the employer receives such written request not later than one year after the termination of such former employee’s employment with the employer. Such inspection shall take place during regular business hours at a location mutually agreed upon by the employer and former employee. If the employer and former employee cannot agree upon a location to conduct such inspection, the employer may satisfy the requirements of this subsection by mailing a copy of the former employee’s personnel file to the former employee not more than ten business days after receipt of the written request from the former employee.

(c) Each employer shall provide an employee with a copy of any documentation of any disciplinary action imposed on that employee not more than one business day after the date of imposing such action. Each employer shall immediately provide an employee with a copy of any documented notice of that employee’s termination of employment.