Disabilities (ADA): Utah
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Authors: Michelle Barrett Falconer, Littler
- Utah employers should for the most part look to federal antidiscrimination law for guidance on compliance with the treatment of disabilities in the workplace. See Disability Discrimination in Utah.
- In addition to the federal equal opportunity laws, however, Utah employers must comply with the Utah Antidiscrimination Act of 1965, which prohibits discrimination based on a number of protected categories, including disability. See The Utah Antidiscrimination Act.
- Utah employers also must comply with the Genetic Testing Privacy Act, which prohibits employers from accessing, taking into consideration, or requesting private genetic information when making employment decisions. See The Genetic Testing Privacy Act.
- Utah permits the use of medical marijuana under very limited circumstances. See Medical Marijuana.
- Utah employers should check with their local governments and/or employment counsel to identify the local antidiscrimination laws that may apply. See Local Ordinances.