Prince Yeates employment lawyers Mark Wagner and John Chindlund recently completed a broad summary of Utah employment law for inclusion in an upcoming compendium of state labor and employment laws for Primerus, an exclusive international society of nearly 200 independent…
Yes. Numerous laws in Utah prohibit retaliation against employees. Following is a list outlining each of these laws.
Yes. The Utah Antidiscrimination Act (UADA), applies to all employers included in the statute’s definition of “employer.”
Yes. Utah has a right-to-work law and two other labor / management relations laws. These statutes are summarized generally in the article.
Numerous Utah statutes bear on the hiring process of employers. This post focuses on the Utah statutes most relevant to private sector employers.
Does Utah recognize implied employment contracts as an exception to the employment-at-will doctrine? Yes. Utah law does recognize these contracts.
Wrongul discharge in violation of public policy is one of three exceptions to at-will employment in the state of Utah.
Yes. However, the at-will presumption is just that: a presumption. This presumption can be overcome in at least three ways.
Yes. In Utah, an employment relationship for an indefinite term gives rise to a presumption that the employment relationship is at will.