In general, businesses that hold themselves out to the public may not discriminate when providing services to customers based on their race, sex, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other protected characteristic. In Colorado, public accommodation laws require businesses to offer goods and services to all customers equally. It is a misconception by owners of businesses that they have a right to refuse to serve anyone they wish. Businesses often incorrectly believe that they have the right to discriminate against certain protected groups based on religious objections. All persons are entitled to full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, and advantages of any place of public accommodation without discrimination or segregation based on protected characteristics.
Constitutional Law Attorneys Protecting the Rights of Equal Access to Public Accommodation
Some of the most notable civil rights advancements in our nation’s history have resulted from individuals opposing discrimination by businesses. For example, decades ago minorities were often forbidden from entering the same movie theaters, restaurants, bathrooms, parks, apartments, country clubs, or swimming pools used by whites. As a direct result of the courageous minorities standing up against discrimination, laws like Colorado’s public accommodations law were enacted to prohibit businesses from engaging in the unequal treatment of customers and consumers based on race, sex, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other protected characteristic.
Vindicate Your Rights Against Discrimination by Businesses
At Rathod | Mohamedbhai LLC, our team of trial attorneys has successfully represented members of the community who were turned away from businesses due to their race and other protected characteristics. Our lawyers firmly believe that all people are entitled to full and equal enjoyment of services by businesses and in any place of public accommodation. We will investigate your matter to ensure that your civil rights were not violated because of the discriminatory preferences by business owners, and we will vigorously pursue your case if they were.
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Call 303-578-4400 or fill out our online form to contact our firm and discuss your case with our experienced civil rights attorneys.