Colorado Employment Discrimination Law - Discrimination Against Military Service Personnel - * 28-3-506 Illegal to discriminate against a person who is an officer or enlisted person of the military forces of the state.

 
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
 

Discrimination Against Military Service Personnel

Title 28, Article 3, Part 5, Section 28-3-506

  • Unlawful acts of employers;
  • Discharge or discrimination based on membership in military;
  • Hindering from performing military service;
  • Dissuading from enlisting in national guard;
  • Penalty for violations.

(1)

(a) No person shall discriminate against any officer or enlisted person of the military forces of the state because of the officer or enlisted person's membership therein.

(b) No employer or officer or agent of any corporation, company, or firm or other person shall:

(I) Refuse to hire any person for or discharge any person from employment because of the person's status as an officer or enlisted person of the military forces of the state; or

(II) Hinder or prevent the person from performing any military service he or she may be called upon to perform by proper authority; or

(III) Dissuade any person from enlistment in the said national guard by threat or injury to such person, if he or she so enlists, in respect to the person's employment, trade, or business.

(2) Any person violating any of the provisions of subsection (1) of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not more than five thousand dollars. In addition, the aggrieved person may bring an action at law for damages for such noncompliance or apply to the district court for such equitable relief as is just and proper under the circumstances.


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