Civil Rights Cases We Handle

The Civil Rights Division investigates claims involving discrimination based on a protected class in employment, housing and places of public accommodation.

Colorado law prohibits discrimination in the following areas based on these protected classes, complete an Intake Packet if you wish:

  • Employment
    • Race, Color, Disability, Sex, Pregnancy, Sexual Orientation (including Transgender Status), National Origin/ Ancestry, Religion, Creed, Age, Marriage to a Co-worker, Retaliation
  • Housing
    • Race, Color, Disability, Sex, Sexual Orientation (including Transgender Status), National Origin/ Ancestry, Religion, Creed, Marital Status, Familial Status (families with children under the age of 18 or a pregnant woman), Retaliation
  • Public Accommodations
    • Race, Color, Disability, Sex, Sexual Orientation (including Transgender Status), National Origin/ Ancestry, Creed, Marital Status, Retaliation

Issues We Do Not Handle

Despite our name, we cannot handle all issues that are often associated with the term "civil rights." For instance, the Colorado Civil Rights Division does not have jurisdiction over claims involving:

  • federal employees filing against a federal employer
  • police and sheriff misconduct
  • judicial or court matters
  • prisoners' rights
  • characteristics such as personal appearance, political affiliation, lack of education and training, short-term disabilities, and personality conflicts
  • labor relations issues, including wage and hour matters not based on a protected class, and workers' compensation

 

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