Colorado Employment Discrimination Questions & Answers

Q: Can an establishment, such as fast-casual restaurants, discriminate against age?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Colorado on
Answered on Jan 21, 2018
Adam Kielich's answer
It is unlawful for a business to discriminate against applicants over the age of forty on the basis of the applicant's age. An employer may be liable to an applicant refused a job on the basis of age if the employer employs more than the minimum threshold under federal and state law. Your mother should talk to an employment lawyer in Colorado about what happened.

Q: If I leave my cat a grooming salon I work at for a few days, and they give her away without my, how can I get her back?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Animal / Dog Law for Colorado on
Answered on Oct 11, 2017
Juliet Piccone's answer
You will have to sue the whoever gave your cat away and the person they gave it to but there are a lot of details that will affect whether you will be successful. I'd suggest you schedule a consultation.

Q: Can I sue a ex employer for a injury that happened a few years ago who had me say I was not at work when it occured

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Colorado on
Answered on Aug 30, 2017
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer
Talk to an employment lawyer about the specifics of your case. Be warned, you will have an uphill battle counter your prior statement that the injury did not occur at work. There is case law that does protect employees who are forced to not report an injury in the workplace for fear of discipline/dismissal by the employer, but these cases are restricted to clearly documented threats by the employer. Also be aware that worker's compensation claims usually expire 2 years from injury.

Q: What can I do if my employer is harassing and threatening me for calling in sick?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for Colorado on
Answered on Jul 2, 2017
Paul Tenorio's answer
That type of employment situation can be frustrating. Especially with a new child. It's possible you may have a claim for harassment under Title VII, however I would want to know a few things. Do you have an employment contract? If so, what does it state regarding sick leave, paid time off, and non-paid time off? If there is no employment contract, what is the company's policy regarding sick leave, paid time off, and non-paid time off? Are there others similarly situated who are being...

Q: Can my employer, with approximately 20 employees, not give me my full time job back when my maternity leave is up?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Colorado on
Answered on May 1, 2017
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer
Colorado does not have special maternity laws, but there are federal protections via the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). With some very narrow exceptions, a person requesting leave (which generally must be granted) is required to have their same or similar job at the end of the leave. FLMA does not require payment during the leave, but that is not your issue.

Contact an employment law attorney to review your case, but my read based on your facts is that a violation of the FMLA has...

Q: does a probation officer in Denver Colorado have the authority to modify or change the conditions of probation?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Criminal Law, Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Colorado on
Answered on Mar 29, 2017
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer
This is a direct legal question. Justa's Q&A is not intended to provide specific legal opinions or advice because this would create an attorney-client relationship. You will need to contact an attorney directly.

As a general rule probation officers have limited powers related to the oversight of the parole. That is, the officer can approve, revoke or provide conditions for continued compliance. There is also an office appeal system.

Q: My husband is being forced out of the job he has been at with Wyndham Vacation Resorts for 15 years. We need a lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Business Law, Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for Colorado on
Answered on Dec 14, 2016
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer
More information is needed to make an accurate assessment of your case. This type of matter would be better served with an actual client consultation with an employment/discrimination lawyer (creating an attorney-client relationship and the privacy that this entails). Many attorneys offer free consultations.

Q: Is there any legal action I can take against my employer for psychological harassment?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Colorado on
Answered on Oct 14, 2016
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer
Contact an employment lawyer. Some types of psychological harassment are protected.

Q: Can I file for wrngfl term.? Even if I won work comp claim? Was fired for no call no show, but did call.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for Colorado on
Answered on Jun 30, 2016
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer
This is a question that is too specific for general advice. You should contact an employment attorney.

Q: What is my first step in this harassment situation. I need to keep my job I have worked hard my whole life single mom.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for Colorado on
Answered on Dec 16, 2015
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer
I understand your predicament and you have my sympathies. I suggest that you contact an employment or employment discrimination lawyer (most offer a free consultation). From your information it is not clear if a cause of action exists yet (I agree the supervisor is acting inappropriately, but his actions are not a clear case of sex discrimination/sexual harassment). Since this is an ongoing situation, I imagine the workplace will either improve (and obviate the need to file suit) or get worse...

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