Discrimination, Harassment, & Mistreatment

NOTICE: The Division staff currently is working remotely due to the impact of the coronavirus. The best way to reach us is by sending an email to: cdle_labor_standards@state.co.us. We are committed to serving you and thank you for your patience at this time.

In general, employers in Colorado have significant latitude in how they treat their employees, as long as such treatment is not specifically prohibited by law or a contractual agreement. If an employee believes their employer's actions may have been illegal or discriminatory, the employee should contact the appropriate agency or seek legal counsel.

Employers are not allowed to discriminate in employment based upon any of the following factors:

    National Origin
    Physical Disability
    Mental Disability
    Marriage to a Co-Worker (subject to specific circumstances)
    Sexual Orientation

The Division of Labor Standards and Statistics cannot intervene in disputes involving allegations of discrimination or harassment. For information regarding discrimination, contact the Colorado Civil Rights Division (303-894-2997 or 800-262-4845) or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) (303-866-1300 or 800-669-4000).


Colorado Revised Statutes 24-34-402 (Discriminatory or Unfair Employment Practices)
Colorado Revised Statutes 24-34-402.5  (Off Duty Legal Activities)
Colorado Revised Statutes 24-50.5-103 (Retaliation Prohibited)
Colorado Revised Statutes 8-4-120 (Discrimination or Retaliation)


Colorado Division of Civil Rights
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

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