Many people work in environments or with co-workers and bosses with whom they simply do not feel comfortable or appreciated. But, working in an environment where legal discrimination is at play is a completely different situation than not being liked in the work place. When employment discrimination is a reason for certain treatment or actions in a Colorado company or business, the employee who believes he or she has been discriminated against must know the specifics of what can be done and what constitutes illegal discrimination.
In order to pursue a claim of employment discrimination against an employer, the person suffering alleged discrimination must be part of a protected class. Protected classes can be based on certain physical characteristics. These can include race, color, sex, and age.
Employment discrimination of people in protected classes can also be based on characteristics that may not be physically obvious, but are no less the source of discrimination in some cases. This can include a person’s religion. Sexual orientation and marital status can also be sources of discrimination.
Employment discrimination in Colorado workplaces needs to be dealt with as it is illegal and the damages can be great for employees, reaching beyond the making of an unsatisfactory work environment. If discrimination of any nature is suspected and that discriminatory behavior is based on a person’s membership in a protected class, a civil suit may rectify the situation. Our website has more information on the specifics of employment discrimination and what legal options may exists.