The Colorado Antidiscrimination Act prohibits employment discrimination based on disability (including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)), race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation (including transgender status), religion, age (40 years and older), national origin, or ancestry, unless such factors constitute a bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ), i.e., are required in order to perform the job in question. In addition, employers are prohibited from using any employment application, making any preemployment inquiry, or printing or circulating any job notice or advertisement that indicates a discriminatory limitation or specification, unless the limitation or specification constitutes a BFOQ. The Act covers all employers (CO Rev. Stat. Sec. 24-34-301 et seq.).
It is not unlawful discrimination based on disability if there is no reasonable accommodation the employer can make with regard to an individual’s disability, the disability actually disqualifies the individual from the job, and the disability has a significant impact on the job.