Employment & Workplace

DSC_0166In May 2007, Governor Bill Ritter signed the expanded Employment Nondiscrimination Act to add protection for sexual orientation, including transgender status. This expanded law defines sexual orientation as heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality, or transgender status.

Under this Colorado Law, it is illegal to consider sexual orientation or gender identity when making employment-related decisions, including hiring, firing, or any-time inquiries about an employee’s sexual orientation or gender identity. This law applies to all employers, employment agencies, labor organizations, on-the-job training, and vocational training programs and schools.

Complaints must be filed within 6 months of the last date of the alleged discriminatory action.