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Author: Patrick F. Martin, Littler Mendelson, P.C.

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.
  • Under Colorado law, an employer covered under the ADA, may not refuse to permit an employee with a disability (including but not limited to blind, visually impaired, deaf, or hard of hearing), who is accompanied by an assistance dog (i.e. a dog that has been or is being trained as a guide dog, hearing dog or service dog) to keep the employee's assistance dog with the employee 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.