By Rebecca Kurz University of Denver MSW fellow, 2009-2010
Workers in Colorado can use state and federal laws in seeking remedies for discrimination, but there are differences and gaps in the law that can make it diffucult or impossibe for some workers to seek justice.
The Honorable Clair Levy Chair, House Judiciary Committee State Capitol Denver, Colorado 80203
Dear Representative Levy:
I am writing to express the support of the Bell Policy Center for H.B. 10-1269, "Concerning the creation of remedies available in employment discrimination cases." This legislation will expand remedies available under Colorado's anti-discrimination laws and protect more Coloradans from discrimination and harassment in the workplace.
Senate Bill 122 represents a net opportunity gain for Colorado by protecting employees who share salary information with their colleagues from being retaliated or discriminated against. Allowing employees to discuss wage information is one way that workers can learn whether they are being treated equitably and to take action if they are not. Knowing that pay inequities exist is the first step to taking action to correct them.