Louisville, CO asked in Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Colorado

Q: I complained about gender discrimination at work & it just got worse & my boss emailed my recorded personal calls to

other employees. We were told he only recorded us to listen in sales meeting to our conversations with clients & prospects. I am in shock & humiliated & frustrated. I need to know my rights in Colorado on gender discrimination in the workplace & wire tapping laws.

2 Lawyer Answers
Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert
Answered
  • Civil Rights Lawyer
  • Columbus, OH

A: You may have a retaliation claim based on your complaint of sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In order to establish this claim, you'll need to prove (1) you complained of sex discrimination, (2) your employer took an adverse action against you, and (3) there is a causal connection between your complaint of sex discrimination and your employer's adverse action taken. You should make a list of all the ways in which your employment "got worse" after you made your complaint; (ex. has your boss made comments about your complaint? Has he docked your pay or demoted you? etc.)

James Avery
James Avery
PREMIUM
Answered
  • Civil Rights Lawyer
  • Denver, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: You will need to file a timely complaint with the Office of Civil Rights for protection. Failure to do so can result in your claim being barred. As for ‘wiretapping’ this is a criminal issue, but I would report this to OCR as well as your local police department.

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