Colorado's Whistleblower Laws
What are Colorado's Laws regarding Whistleblowers?
- Colorado code § 24-50.5- 101 to 107: Public Employees
- Employees of the state or Colorado are protected from any disciplinary action by their employer for providing or disclosing information regarding illegal policies or actions that are not in the public interest
- Employee must file a written complaint within 30 days of incident(s) with a state personnel board
- May recover back pay, be reinstated, etc.
- Civil lawsuits are only available if a complaint with the board is denied
- Colorado code §24-114- 101: Private Employees
- Employer may not administer disciplinary action for disclosures of information
- However, employee must make efforts to provide the information directly to a supervisor or other internal authority before disclosing information to an outside source
- Employee can bring a civil lawsuit and be awarded damages/other relief
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Last Modified: 05-03-2010 02:51 PM PDT
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