Colorado Affirmative Action laws & HR compliance analysis

Colorado Affirmative Action: What you need to know

The state of Colorado has no specific affirmative action requirements for private employers. Affirmative action laws require the employer to make proactive efforts to represent individuals from certain protected classes in the workplace at levels comparable to those for unprotected groups. Affirmative action requirements are separate and distinct from nondiscrimination laws, which prohibit discriminatory acts against protected persons but do not mandate proactive steps in their favor.
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The Colorado Antidiscrimination Act, covers all employers regardless of size and prohibits employment practices that discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, age, national origin, or ancestry, or discriminate against otherwise qualified individuals with a disability (CO Rev. Stat. Sec. 24-34-401et seq.).
The Colorado Civil Rights Commission recommends that employers actively recruit women for jobs where they have previously been underrepresented (CO Sex Discrimination Rules Sec. 80.9).
Under State Personnel Board Rules, all state agencies must develop and implement affirmative action programs to ensure equal employment opportunities for minorities and women (CO Rev. Stat. Sec. 24-50-141). Certain state contractors are also required to implement programs.
The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment publishes labor market statistics to assist employers in developing affirmative action plans. These affirmative action packets provide state labor market statistics for various occupations and geographical areas. The department also publishes a directory ...

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