Employment Law

LGBTQ EMPLOYMENT LAW

Colorado law prohibits discrimination, to include harassment, based upon gender identity and sexual orientation, in addition to other protected classes.    As such, it is unlawful for your sexual orientation, or gender identity, to be a factor in any employment related decision.  It is also unlawful for potential employers, and others, to make inquiries about an applicant/employee’s sexual orientation.  The Colorado law applies to employers of all sizes, as well as to employment agencies, labor organizations, training programs and schools.

Review the Colorado Employment Non-Discrimination Act, here.

Review the 2013 Act, which updated the remedies available under the Colorado Employment Non-Discrimination Act, here.

GENERAL EMPLOYMENT LAW

Employment and labor law is a constantly changing area.  Martin Law Office LLC offers extensive experience in these matters.  Our firm advises and represents both employers and employees in employment related matters at all stages, to include, advice and guidance on policy development and training, as well as representation during administrative investigations and proceedings, litigation, and appeals.

Our firm also advises and represents individuals in employment related matters. We advise both employers and employees on employment and severance agreements, as well as compensation and benefits issues. Additionally, we represent clients in discrimination and harassment claims arising from gender, race, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, and retaliation.  Our attorneys are experienced in claims involving the following employment and labor laws:

  • Title VII
  • Civil Rights Act, including Free Speech, Freedom of Association, and Equal Protection
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Family Medical Leave Act
  • Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act
  • Local non-discrimination laws

Our attorneys have experience representing clients in administrative proceedings, such as proceedings involving the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Colorado Civil Rights Division, and the Department of Labor.  Additionally, our attorneys have experience mediating and litigating matters in both State and Federal Courts, as well as Appellate Courts.

Keep in mind!  Many of the employment laws have extremely strict time periods for filing complaints regarding discrimination or harassment, in some cases as short as 6 months.  It is critical that you consult legal counsel as soon as you believe you may have experienced discrimination or harassment.  Our firm works hard to help you enforce your rights.