Employment & Workplace
In May 2007, Governor Bill Ritter signed Senate Bill 25 – the Employment Nondiscrimination Act – that added protection for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Coloradans into Colorado’s employment anti-discrimination laws. This expanded law defines sexual orientation as heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality, or transgender status. Under Colorado Law, it is now unlawful to consider sexual orientation or gender identity when making employment-related decisions, including hiring, firing, or 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 — regardless of size.
Complaints must be filed within 6 months of the last date of the alleged discriminatory action. To learn more about employment protections in Colorado, or to file a complaint, click here.