In Colorado workplaces, discrimination is a matter that cannot be taken lightly. This is particularly true when it comes to discrimination based on gender identity, which many employers may not be fully aware of. However, failure to create an inclusive workplace for all employees is not only ethically wrong, it could also get you in legal trouble.
As stated by WorkplacFairness.org, anti-discrimination legislation is enforced on the federal and local level. In terms of federal statutes, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is responsible for enforcing laws, while local entities may also be charged with enforcing civil rights legislation. Because gender identity is included among the protected classes, individuals who feel as though they are being treated differently due to gender expression and identity can file a complaint with the appropriate office citing mistreatment by their employer.