The HR Specialist: Colorado Employment Law

It sometimes feels ominous when an employee accuses the company or a supervisor of discrimination and takes a complaint to the EEOC or some other agency. But those cases often reach settlement before they get out of hand. Then everyone has to get along, especially if the settlement includes reinstating the employee. HR should take the lead in making sure a potentially awkward situation works smoothly.

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Under the ADA, employees who aren’t actually disabled can nonetheless sue employers if the employers erroneously perceive them to be disabled. But there’s good news on this arcane ADA front …

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A group of contract janitors at Park Meadows Mall in Littleton walked off the job in September to protest unfair labor practices by the Millard Group, which provides cleaning services to malls owned by General Growth Properties (GGP) …

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Alexander Bondarenko, a letter carrier, sued the U.S. Postal Service for constructive discharge and disability discrimination. The Postal Service argued Bondarenko wasn’t disabled because his back bad did not substantially limit a “major life activity,” as the ADA requires. Bondarenko disagreed. He said the back injury left him unable to have recreational sex …

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Colorado has been making headlines as a hot place to live and work. CNBC rated Colorado fifth on its list of “America’s Top States for Business” in July, citing Colorado’s New Energy Economy, the state’s business-friendly climate and overall quality of life …

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A Denver jury has awarded a former school administrator $240,000 for discrimination she suffered based on a perceived disability. Discrimination based on a perceived disability violates the ADA …

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Sometimes a supervisor targets the members of protected classes for poor treatment. But what looks like discrimination sometimes isn’t. Employers can learn the truth—and often protect themselves from liability—by holding off on discipline until after HR has conducted a thorough, independent investigation …

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Colorado employees are protected from being fired for engaging in lawful activities while off duty that are unrelated to their job duties. Employers should carefully consider discharging someone if it appears that off-duty activities may be a factor. It’s crucial to tie disciplinary action to legitimate job concerns apart from any outside activities …

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The controversy that led U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to resign in 2007 has now led to allegations that former First Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Colorado, Cliff Stricklin, got his job in 2006 because of political favoritism. …

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Most people probably think so, but the U.S. District Court, District of Colorado has now made it official: Recreational sex is a “major life activity” under Title I of the ADA. The case involved a former letter carrier who resigned after being passed over for numerous promotions …

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