Disabilities (ADA): Colorado

Disabilities (ADA) requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Michelle Barrett Falconer, Littler Mendelson, PC

Summary

  • In addition to the federal equal opportunity laws, Colorado employers must comply with the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act. See Disability Discrimination in Colorado.
  • Colorado law prohibits discrimination against individuals with physical or mental impairments. See The Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act.
  • Under Colorado law, information obtained from genetic testing is privileged and confidential. See Genetic Testing.
  • Colorado permits the use of medical marijuana by registered users with a debilitating medical condition. See Colorado Medical Marijuana Law.
  • Under Colorado law, an employer covered under the ADA may not refuse to permit an employee with a disability (including but not limited to a blind, visually impaired, deaf or hard of hearing person) to keep the employee's service animal with him or her at all times in the place of employment. See Service Animals.
  • Several Colorado cities, including Denver and Boulder, have enacted ordinances prohibiting discrimination in employment. See Local Ordinances.