Our jobs are essential parts of our lives.  We rely on them to provide for ourselves and our families.  Sometimes it can feel like employees have no power and that employers can do whatever they want.  The law says they can’t.  Employers cannot discriminate against people based on their race, religion, gender, disability, or sexual orientation; they cannot allow their employees to be sexually or racially harassed; they cannot pay employees unfairly; and they cannot retaliate against you for complaining about their illegal behavior.

If you think your employer has violated any of your rights, contact us to talk to a Fort Collins employment lawyer or set up a free meeting. You can also read the employment law section of the Cannon Hadfield Stieben & Doutt, LLC Blog to learn about:

Retaliation
Pregnancy Discrimination
Disability Discrimination
Sexual Harassment
Overtime Pay
Title VII Harassment
Independent Contractors vs. Employees

Stopping Employment Problems Without Litigation
Paycheck Deductions
When You Should Hire an Employment Lawyer
At-Will Employment

Employment Discrimination

Under the law, employers cannot discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, disability, age, or pregnancy.  In Colorado, employees cannot be discriminated against on the basis of sexual orientation either.  If you think you’ve been injured by employment discrimination, contact us today to set up a free meeting with a Fort Collins employment lawyer. You can read more about disability discrimination and pregnancy discrimination on the Cannon Hadfield Stieben & Doutt, LLC Blog.

Sexual Harassment

People have to right to work in an environment free from sexual harassment.  Employers cannot allow sexual insults or comments to make their workplace hostile for employees.  Employers also can’t make you put up with harassing behavior or comments in return for being employed.  If you think you’ve been the victim of workplace harassment, contact Cannon Hadfield Stieben & Doutt, LLC today for a free appointment to discuss your situation with a Fort Collins employment lawyer.

Retaliation

Everyone worries that bad things will happen to them if they “rock the boat” and report illegal discrimination and harassment.  The law protects people who have reported discrimination or harassment from having an employer take any negative action against them as a result of the report.  If you’ve been disciplined, demoted, or fired for standing up against illegal workplace practices, contact us today to set up a free meeting with a Fort Collins employment lawyer.

Wage & Hour

The law protects employees from unfair pay.  There are rules governing minimum wages, overtime, equal pay, employee benefits, and family leave.  If you think you’re being paid less than you’re entitled to, being forced to work more than 40 hours a week without overtime, or having other rights violated, contact us to talk with a Fort Collins employment lawyer.