The Colorado Equal Pay Law prohibits all employers from discriminating in the amount or rate of employees' wages solely on the basis of an employee's sex (CO Rev. Stat. Sec. 8-5-101 et seq.). Additionally, the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act prohibits employers from discriminating in matters of compensation against any person on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, national origin, or ancestry (CO Rev. Stat. Sec. 24-34-401 et seq.).
Wage disclosure. The Anti-Discrimination Act also makes it unlawful for an employer to:
• Discharge, discipline, discriminate against, coerce, intimidate, threaten, or interfere with any employee or other person who has inquired about, disclosed, compared, or otherwise discussed the employee's wages.
• Require nondisclosure by an employee as a condition of employment.
• Require an employee to sign a waiver or document that denies the employee the right to disclose wage information (CO Rev. Stat. Sec. 24-34-402).
The provision applies to all employers, regardless of size.