Employment At-Will: Colorado
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Authors: Stuart R. Buttrick, Thomas W. Carroll, Susan W. Kline and Mary L. Will, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
- Colorado is an at-will employment state, meaning that both employers and employees may terminate the employment relationship at any time. See The At-Will Relationship.
- Colorado recognizes limited exceptions to the at-will presumption, including written and implied contracts and public policy exceptions. See Employment At-Will Exceptions.
- Colorado courts also recognize certain employment-related torts, including intentional infliction of emotional distress and defamation, so long as the employee is able to satisfy an evidentiary burden. See Tort Considerations.