The tens of thousands of domestic workers in Colorado could soon be protected by the state’s anti-employment discrimination law under a newly proposed bill.
House Bill 1367 would expand the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act to cover domestic workers. The bill also would extend the time to file a claim with the Civil Rights Commission from 180 to 300 days and increase the damages that can be recovered in age discrimination cases.
“The standards that we have right now do not adequately protect our workers. This is going to solve many problems,” said bill sponsor Rep. Matt Gray, D-Broomfield. “This is not a silver bullet for workplace discrimination … but there’re a lot of people whose lives are going to be made better.”
The House Judiciary Committee advanced the bill Tuesday, sending it to the House Appropriations Committee for further consideration.
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