Under our Federal laws, everyone in the United States is protected from employee discrimination based on: race, sex, age, disability, national origin, and religion. In Colorado, pregnancy and sexual orientation are also protected classes.
Pursuing an employee discrimination claim requires going through the administrative process at either the EEOC or the CCRD. You are not required to have attorney representation for this process, but in order to reap the possible benefits, we recommend it in most situations.
This area of the law is still evolving, and these cases can be difficult to prove. Usually, there’s no one piece of evidence that indisputably proves discrimination. Building your case takes careful thought and digging into the exact circumstances.
If you win your employee discrimination case, you can get back pay, front pay, compensation for lost benefits, emotional distress damages, exemplary (otherwise known as punitive) damages, and reimbursement of your attorney fees and court costs.
If you believe you have been discriminated against, don’t hesitate to contact an attorney. The experienced employment attorneys at Livelihood Law are happy to discuss your rights and options. Contact us here today.