Anti-Discrimination Office

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The Denver Anti-Discrimination Office (DADO) works toward putting an end to discrimination in employment, housing and commercial space, public accommodations, educational institutions, and health and welfare services on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship, immigration status, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, military status, disability, source of income and protected hairstyles.

There are important requirements if you wish to file a complaint.

  • The discriminatory act must have taken place within the boundaries of the City and County of Denver.
  • A discrimination complaint must be filed within 180 days of the alleged discriminatory act. 
  • DADO does not cover complaints against government agencies (including all federal, state, or city entities).

Other important information to note if you are considering filing a complaint.

  • You do not need an attorney to file a complaint with DADO.
  • DADO operates as a neutral party throughout all phases of the process, including the filing, review, and resolution of all filed claims.

Meet the Team

Yvonne Yu - Director

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Yvonne Yu is an anti-discrimination advocate and mediator who has worked across the nonprofit, private and public sectors with a focus on community engagement, conflict management and public education. She spent six years investigating and conciliating state and federal anti-discrimination cases for the Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights (RICHR), in conjunction with the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Department of Housing and Urban Development. At RICHR she frequently designed and presented civil rights trainings on fair housing, employment and public accommodations to the general public, legislative bodies, private corporations, housing providers, local nonprofits and professional associations. Prior to this she worked as the Marketing and Outreach Manager for a Pawtucket, RI nonprofit advancing culturally inclusive adult sexual health education and LGBTQIA+ rights, and in several other service and outreach positions.

Yvonne received her Master's in Public Administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, where she worked in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Office and partnered with Maine housing authorities to build best practices for equitable administration, and her B.A. in Anthropology from Brown University, where she served on a task force creating the University's first comprehensive Title IX policy addressing sexual harassment, assault and gender violence. She lived in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore before moving to Rhode Island, and constantly strives to look for new ways to expand accessibility and amplify diverse voices in service of the common good.



Filing a Discrimination Complaint

You may check eligibility and file a complaint using the form below.

Click here to view form.