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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


  • 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.
  • Localities including Boulder and Denver have requirements pertaining to disability discrimination. See Local Requirements.