When an employee files an EEOC complaint that alleges discrimination, Colorado businesses should file an employer EEOC position statement. This response to the discrimination complaint is very important. When your employee files a discrimination with the Colorado EEOC, the EEOC  can investigate to determine whether there is a reasonable cause… Read more »

Employers suspected of violating Colorado age discrimination law must make sure that they are not treating job applicants or employees less favorable solely because of their age. Without the right employment policies in place, Colorado employers can face severe penalties including large jury verdicts during litigation and EEOC investigations. Under the… Read more »

Not every allegation of employment discrimination by an employee is valid. However, Colorado employers sometimes are not clear as to what actions are allowable, how to prevent discrimination from occurring, or how to defend against EEOC discrimination charges. 68% of Colorado employers that do not have internal legal counsel, fail… Read more »

Information for Colorado Employers that Can Minimize Litigation National origin discrimination in the workplace, under Colorado discrimination laws, occurs when employers treat applicants or employees unfavorably because of factors such as ethnicity, national origin, accent, or even if the employer perceived them to be of a certain national original regardless of whether… Read more »

The term hostile work environment is frequently misinterpreted and misconstrued. A hostile work environment goes beyond the grumpy boss and disgruntled employees. Moreover, a hostile work environment is not a stand-alone claim. As explained by the Colorado Department of Human Services, it is a byproduct of discrimination or harassment of a… Read more »

Information for Employers Knowing what is discrimination is valuable information for employer defense. The most easily understood type of employer discrimination in the workplace is “disparate treatment.” As an employer, you can find yourself defending a lawsuit just because you (your company) treated some people less favorably than others because… Read more »

Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) prohibits covered employers from engaging in age discrimination in employment.  The ADEA protect employees 40 and over. However, where there is a bona fide occupational reasonably necessary to the normal operations of your particular business, you may be allowed to discriminate based upon age. This is… Read more »

 As an employer, racial discrimination as applied in most states prohibits unfavorable actions against an applicant or employee because /she is of a certain race or because of personal characteristics associated with race (such as hair texture, skin color, or certain facial features). Color discrimination involves treating someone unfavorably because of… Read more »

As a Colorado employer in you must be aware of hostile work environment law and develop the requisite policies that lower the impact of any EEOC investigations. Meeting the EEOC hostile work environment definition in Colorado can exist when your employee experiences workplace harassment and is in fear of coming to work due to… Read more »