Employer Misconduct in Colorado
Employer misconduct is an unfortunate reality that many employees will have to face. When you have been discriminated against, retaliated against, harassed, or otherwise mistreated, it is up to your attorney to prove that these actions occurred. It can be difficult, however, to prove employer wrongdoing without the proper evidence. The lawyers of HKM Employment Attorneys conduct thorough investigations into the ethics of employers small and large in order to get to the truth. If you have suffered from any of the following employer misconduct, it is in your best interest to immediately contact an attorney so that evidence can be preserved and a thorough investigation into the employer’s ethics can be conducted:
- Race, color, or creed discrimination
- Religious discrimination
- Ethnic or national origin discrimination
- Sex discrimination
- Sexual orientation discrimination
- Sexual harassment
- Discrimination due to marriage with a coworker
- Disability discrimination
- Denial of reasonable accommodation
- Hostile work environment
- Retaliation due to a claim, complaint, participation in an investigation, or whistleblower lawsuit
- Minimum wage violations
- Employment contract violations
- Denial of benefits, including vacation time medical benefits
- Wrongful termination
- Wage withholding including withholdings of final pay and overtime
All of the above types of discrimination and harassment are strictly prohibited by Colorado employers, according to the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies. You have the right to file a claim against your employer if you have suffered any types of discrimination. Moreover, you can file a claim on behalf of a coworker in order to protect their identity and avoid potential employer retaliation.
Gathering Evidence Soon After the Employer Misconduct Occurred
One of the most common mistakes that employees make when filing a claim is to wait too long after the misconduct has occurred. If you were denied a promotion nine months ago due to what you suspect is ethnic discrimination, there may be less evidence available today than if you had filed a claim immediately. Moreover, in order to file a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), it must be filed within 180 days after the discrimination took place. However, in order to prove that discrimination, for example, had occurred, there needs to be a pattern of substantial wrongdoing, meaning that the more instances of discrimination you can point to, the better your odds will be for winning your claim. A pattern of discrimination that goes back many months or years can paint a clear picture of employer misconduct. In terms of evidence of wrongdoing that we will be looking for, everything from emails, company employee pay records, and eyewitness testimony from other coworkers will be utilized.
Contact a Colorado Ethics Investigation Lawyer With HKM Employment Attorneys Today
With over 40 years of combined experience practicing in the area of employment law, our attorneys are dedicated to providing the highest degree of legal services to employees in Colorado. We only represent employees, and strongly advocate on behalf of workers who have had their rights trampled by the smallest to the largest employers. Do not wait any longer to contact an attorney to get started on an ethics investigation of your employer. Call our Colorado law offices today to set up a consultation.