Denver Retaliation Attorneys
Employees are protected from retaliation by an employer if the retaliation results because the employee opposes illegal discrimination or files a discrimination claim. Employees can often prevail on a retaliation claim even if they lose the underlying discrimination claim.
Employees have remedies for retaliation by employers even if the retaliatory event occurs after they are no longer employed.
Denver Lawyer Lynn D. Feiger successfully argued the case that established this right for the first time in the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals (see Berry v. Stevinson Chevrolet, 74 F.3d 980, 986 [10th Cir. 1996]).
Pursuing a Retaliation Claim
Under the federal discrimination statutes that prohibit retaliation, an employee wishing to pursue a discrimination claim MUST file a discrimination complaint with the:
- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) within 300 days of the discriminatory act; or
- Colorado Civil Right Division (CCRD) within 180 days of the discriminatory act.