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Colorado Politics: Bill advances to lower threshold for workplace harassment in Colorado

When a cook at Marie Evenson’s job repeatedly grabbed her around the waist, she reported him to a manager. One week later, she was fired for not “fitting in” to the workplace environment.

Nearly three dozen organizations registered against the bill, including the Colorado Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Municipal League, Colorado Retail Council, Economic Development Council of Colorado, and the governments or chambers of commerce of Denver metro, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, Westminster, Adams County, Douglas County and El Paso County.

Loren Furman, CEO of the Colorado Chamber of Commerce, said she “strongly discourages” any harassment in the workplace, but believes the bill would result in “frivolous claims and expensive lawsuits.”

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