Disabilities (ADA): Colorado
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Michelle Barrett Falconer, Littler
- 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.
- Colorado requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations for health conditions related to pregnancy or to recover from childbirth. See Pregnancy Accommodations.
- 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.