|Administration and Discrimination Services (Denver District Office) - US Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division||Enforces Federal minimum wage, overtime pay, record keeping, and child labor requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act. The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) also enforces the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act, the Employee Polygraph Protection Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, wage garnishment provisions of the Consumer Credit Protection Act, and a number of employment standards and worker protections as provided in several immigration-related statutes. WHD also administers and enforces the prevailing wage requirements of the Davis Bacon Act, the Service Contract Act, and other statutes applicable to Federal contracts for construction and for the provision of goods and services.||Denver County||Denver District Office - US Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division||US Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division|
|Advocacy and Legal Services - Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition||Provides individual and systemic advocacy services for individuals with physical or developmental disabilities. Also offers the following legal services:
- Probate assistance with wills, guardianships, trusts, etc.
- Legal representation in the enforcement of civil rights||Denver County||Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition||Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition|
|Anti-Discrimination and Fair Wage Services - Office of Human Rights of the City of Boulder||Enforces Boulder’s Human Rights (anti-discrimination) and Failure to Pay Wages ordinances. OHR provides guidance about whether a complaint falls within the City of Boulder’s jurisdiction. If a complaint does fall within the City of Boulder’s jurisdiction, OHR may investigate the complaint. OHR acts as a neutral fact-finding party during the investigation process.
OHR provides information to residents about community and governmental resources. OHR also provides referrals to the Boulder’s Community Mediation Service.||Boulder County||Office of Human Rights of the City of Boulder||Office of Human Rights of the City of Boulder|
|Anti-Discrimination Office - Agency for Human Rights and Community Partnerships||Investigates complaints of alleged discrimination in the areas of employment, housing and commercial space, public accommodations, educational institutions, health and welfare services in the City and County of Denver.
Protects individuals from discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender variance, marital status, military status, physical and/or mental disability.||Denver County||Agency for Human Rights and Community Partnerships||Agency for Human Rights and Community Partnerships|
|Aurora Chapter - National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)||Encourages the hiring of minorities, improves communications with local officials, handles discrimination complaints, refers clients with various grievances to appropriate agencies, counsels, encourages the public to complain about inadequate or non-existing services, and establishes an active working relationship with city/county government.||Arapahoe County||Aurora Chapter - National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)||National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)|
|Denver Chapter - National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)||Promotes and encourages equality in the workforce, economic empowerment, education, health, voter rights and political affairs. Also, improves communications with local officials and establishes an active working relationship with city/county government.
The NAACP handles discrimination complaints, refers clients with various grievances to appropriate agencies, counsels, and encourages the public to complain about inadequate or non-existing services in marginalized communities.||Denver County||Denver Chapter - National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)||National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)|
|Disability Support - Advocacy Denver||Provides free individual advocacy for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities in any area of their life, including:
- access to health and mental health care
- legal issues
Also provides special education legal representation on a sliding scale basis.
**Advocacy Denver will be moving to a new location on September 29th, 2017. Their new address will be 950 S Cherry St, Ste 1100, Denver, CO 80246.**||Denver County||Advocacy Denver||Advocacy Denver|
|Discrimination Complaints (Denver) - Equal Employment Opportunity Commission||Investigates complaints filed by persons who feel they have been discriminated against while employed or seeking employment due to:
- Age (forty and older)
- National origin
- Equal pay issues||Denver County||Denver - Equal Employment Opportunity Commission||Equal Employment Opportunity Commission|
|Discrimination Complaints - Equal Employment Opportunity Commission||Investigates complaints filed by persons who feel that they have been discriminated against while employed or seeking employment due to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy,gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (over 40), disability or genetic information.||Out of State||Denver Office of the Phoenix District - Equal Employment Opportunity Commission||Equal Employment Opportunity Commission|
|Discrimination Complaint Services - U. S. Department of Justice||There are several options for reporting different types of
Americans with Disabilities Act complaints (202) 305-8304
Educational discrimination complaints (877) 292-3804
Employment discrimination (800) 669-4000
Housing Discrimination (800) 896-7743
Complaints against jails, prisons, juvenile facilities, developmental disability/mental retardation facilities, mental health facilities or nursing homes (202) 307-0690
Voting Rights Discrimination: (800) 253-3931||Out of State||U. S. Department of Justice||U. S. Department of Justice|
|Housing Discrimination Intake - Denver Metro Fair Housing Center||Assists with fair housing and housing discrimination issues. If a person feels they have been denied housing or told less information than others about housing because of their race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, family status, or a disability, they should contact the DMFHC. Those with disabilities who feel they are entitled to reasonable accommodation should also contact the DMFHC.||Denver County||Denver Metro Fair Housing Center||Denver Metro Fair Housing Center|
|Legal Advice and Counseling - Equal Rights Advocates||The Equal Rights Advocates offers advice and counseling in regards to possible discrimination of employment.
Services include but aren't limited to:
- Help understanding legal rights for workers
- Fellowship, clerkship and advocate internship programs
- Advocacy for victims of gender inequality, sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination and unequal pay||Out of State||Equal Rights Advocates||Equal Rights Advocates|
|Legal Services - Disability Law Colorado||Provides representation in issues of special education, employment discrimination in HIV/AIDS program only, fair housing, access to state or federally funded services, access to public accommodations, and protection from abuse and neglect as well as addressing complaints of residents of nursing homes and personal care boarding homes.||Denver County||Denver - Disability Law Colorado||Disability Law Colorado|
|Office for Civil Rights - U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (Local)||Investigates complaints of discrimination (race, color, national origin, disability, sex, age, or religion) filed by individuals or organizations, initiates investigations or review when information is provided that civil rights laws are being violated, conducts outreach, and provides technical assistance regarding requirements of civil rights laws and regulations.||Denver County||Region 8 office - U.S. Department of Health & Human Services||U.S. Department of Health & Human Services |
|Protection and Advocacy for Individual Rights - Disability Law Colorado||The Protection and Advocacy of Individual Rights (PAIR) program was established to protect the legal and human rights of individuals with disabilities who are not eligible for the Client Assistance Program or the Protection and Advocacy Systems for persons with developmental disabilities or individuals with mental illness. Through this program Disability Law Colorado serves individuals with other physical disabilities, including HIV and AIDS. The focus is on housing discrimination, eligible persons in institutional settings, and assisting persons living with HIV/AIDS.||Denver County||Denver - Disability Law Colorado||Disability Law Colorado|