Colorado Diversity laws & HR compliance analysis

Colorado Diversity: What you need to know

The Colorado Antidiscrimination Act prohibits discrimination or harassment in employment on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, religion, national origin, ancestry, or age (40 or older).The Act also prohibits employers from discharging or refusing to hire a person who is married to or plans to marry an employee of the employer (CO Rev. Stat. Sec. 24-34-401 et seq.). The Act applies to all employers with employees in the state, regardless of the number of employees, except for the marital provisions that apply to employers with 25 or more employees.
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The Colorado Civil Rights Division administers and enforces Colorado’s civil rights laws in employment, housing, and public accommodations. The Division offers resources for businesses, including tips for interviewing, a directory of useful websites and resources, and cost-free training in all aspects of civil rights, sexual harassment, and preventive and protected-class issues. For more, go to www.dora.state.co.us/Civil-Rights.
Last reviewed on August 2016.

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