EEO - Harassment: 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 harassment on the basis of certain protected classes, including sex, race, religion, age and disability. See Harassment Based on a Protected Class.
- UADA also prohibits sexual harassment, which includes unwelcome sexual advances and requests for sexual favors, among other things. See Sexual Harassment.
- For harassment to be actionable, it must be sufficiently severe or pervasive to alter the conditions of the victim's employment and create an abusive working environment. It must be unwanted and it must not be consensual. Harassment Based on a Protected Class; Sexual Harassment.
- UADA is enforced by the Utah Antidiscrimination and Labor Division (UALD) of the Utah Labor Commission. See Enforcement.
- An employee must follow the administrative process before bringing a claim of discrimination in court. See Enforcement.