Q: I was fired due to what I feel is retaliation.what are my rights?
I have a domestic violence case against my ex. I notified my employer due to safety concerns. They were working with me for a few weeks to safety plan. They fired me today, brought up the d.v. issues and then tried to tell me that a customer had complained that they were uncomfortable with me preforming their transactions. I feel like my employer is using a complaint as cover for firing me for personal issues. Do I have any rights here? Should I file a complaint with the Colorado department of labor?
A: You should contact an employment or discrimination lawyer (most offer a free consultation). Colorado generally protects the victims of crime from being discriminated against by employers, lenders, etc. However, this type of case is largely based on the strength of the evidence available (since most cases turn on oral statements), so you will need to have a lawyer review your situation to provide an assessment and your chances of success. You can file a complaint, but this will not likely result in reinstatement or any compensatory damages, etc.
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