EEO - Discrimination: Utah
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Kass Harstad, Strindberg and Scholnick, LLC
- Utah's Antidiscrimination Act (UADA) prohibits discrimination on the basis of certain protected classes. See Discrimination Under the Utah Antidiscrimination Act.
- The Utah Antidiscrimination and Labor Division (UALD) of the Utah Labor Commission is responsible for enforcing the UADA. See Enforcement by Utah Antidiscrimination and Labor Division.
- An employee may not bring a claim of discrimination in court until and unless they have gone through the UALD, and the UALD has strict deadlines that an individual must meet before bringing a claim of discrimination. Additionally, the UALD attempts to mediate any claims of discrimination before it conducts any investigations into the claims. See Enforcement by Utah Antidiscrimination and Labor Division.
- Utah prohibits wage discrimination. See Equal Pay.