How a DUI charge or conviction may affect your chances for employment

A DUI charge or conviction in Colorado or anywhere in the nation can have major ramifications you might not anticipate. It may affect your career now and later on. There can be an impact to your professional and personal reputation, ruptured relationships between you and friends, family, superiors at work or colleagues, and legal fees, […]

Sexual harassment at work doesn’t always involve flirting

Sexual harassment at work can come in many different forms. For most people, the term sexual harassment implies a boss or co-worker flirting with someone who isn’t interested. Unwanted sexual advances can make people feel very uncomfortable, especially if someone tries to use their position of authority to coerce someone else into agreeing to a […]

What to do if you’re a victim of workplace discrimination

As a victim of workplace discrimination, you’re likely to have questions about what to do next and concerns about what the future holds.  It’s important that you take immediate action, regardless of any concerns that you have. For example, if you’re an illegal resident, you may be scared to fight back. However, your status shouldn’t […]

Can a personal breath test help you avoid a DUI?

You like to go out and have a few drinks with friends. At the same time, you know how dangerous drunk driving is. You want to stay safe and avoid arrest. To do so, you buy a personal breath test online. It hooks to your keys. Before getting into the car, you just check to […]

What are the penalties for DUI in Colorado?

Colorado penalizes drivers who have a drunk driving arrest with a blood alcohol content of 0.05% or above, a crime called driving while ability impaired. BAC of 0.08% or higher results in charges of driving under the influence. For a first offense, DWAI carries less severe charges for a conviction than for a DUI conviction […]

Reducing the risks of employment discrimination

Employment discrimination can happen to anyone and in any workplace. The key to preventing misconduct from happening at all is for companies to implement concise policies that are designed to encourage unity, respect and professionalism.  If people feel discriminated against at all, they should have a comfortable and safe way to voice their concerns to […]

Why are laws against age discrimination important?

There are laws that protect against a range of types of discrimination. These laws seek to protect those who are most vulnerable to issues in the workplace that arise from bias and stereotypes. One type of discrimination law protects workers over the age of 40 from age discrimination.  You may wonder why age discrimination laws […]

How should you handle gender discrimination?

When you go to work each day, you may want to focus on doing your job. However, it can be difficult to do your best when you experience gender discrimination. It is important to recognize signs of gender discrimination, as well as understand what you can do. If you experience gender discrimination at work, this […]

Will the government deport me for filing workers compensation?

Suffering an injury at work is something that can cause a lot of disruption in your life. Luckily, you have the right to report it to workers’ compensation and receive payments to help you as you seek medical care and recuperate. If you are undocumented in Colorado, you may worry about dealing with workers’ compensation. […]

Maintaining your professionalism despite an EEOC complaint

When your background and cultural beliefs vary from the majority of your coworkers in Colorado, you may always feel a little unsettled about how you will be perceived and accepted by others. At Ted Hess & Associates, LLC, we are experienced in advocating for immigrants and their rights in the workplace. If you have felt […]