What to do if I believe I was descriminated against for being single and without children?

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What to do if I believe I was descriminated against for being single and without children?

I had a recent interview with a car dealership. It was a 3 person interview; I did well with the first 2. The third manager, however, asked me if I was married. He then asked if I was divorced or had any children I was paying for out of marriage. He stated that he asked these questions to see how desperate/determined I was to work hard and long hours. Isn’t that illegal/discriminatory? I did not get the job and I am certain I was discriminated against by him for being single and therefore suppossedly not willing to work as hard as others.

Asked on March 31, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Colorado

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Unfortunately, it probably is legal to discriminate against you due to you being single and without children. Most forms of discrimination are, in fact, legal--for example, a private Colorado employer could choose to not hire registered Democrats or people from South Carolina if it wanted. Only those forms of discrimination specifically prohibed by law are illegal; however, neither federal nor Colorado law makes it illegal to discriminate against someone because he/she is single or lacks children.


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