Employment Discrimination Attorneys in Utah
Have you experienced employment discrimination in your Utah workplace based on your gender, race, national origin, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, disability, or age? Have you complained about employment discrimination or harassment only to be ignored or, worse yet, lose your job or have your coworkers get revenge for reporting their behavior? If so, you need an employment discrimination attorney.
If you are being asked to sign a waiver of a right to sue your employer, you should have an experienced Utah employment law attorney review the waiver and advise you of any action you should take.
What Is Employment Discrimination?
There are several federal laws that protect you from discrimination in the workplace. Each federal law makes it illegal to discriminate against certain categories of people known as “protected classes.” Federal anti-discrimination laws make it illegal to discriminate against people based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy or childbirth, age, or disability.
Additionally, Utah law provides additional protections based on pregnancy or childbirth as well as sexual orientation. Call us to learn about your rights.
Employment discrimination can take several forms:
- Disparate impact: an employment practice or policy that has a disproportionately adverse effect on members of a protected class.
- Discriminatory treatment: when an employee is treated worse by an employer because of his or her membership in a protected class.
- Retaliation: when an employer punishes an employee for engaging in conduct that the anti-discrimination laws protect, such as complaining about discrimination.
While we all like to believe that employment discrimination is something that happened many years ago, the fact is that sometimes employees are discriminated against and treated unfairly in the workplace. Discrimination and retaliation violate federal employment laws, and you need an experienced employment lawyer to tell you what your rights are in your situation.
If I Experienced Employment Discrimination in Utah,
Do I Need a Lawyer?
You may feel embarrassed to discuss the issues occurring in your Utah workplace. Our experienced employment law attorneys listen to your concerns in a calm and safe environment and advise you of a plan to make the unwanted discrimination and harassment stop.
Employment discrimination claims have very strict time limits, and it is imperative that you speak to an experienced employment law attorney as soon as you believe that discriminatory treatment has occurred in your workplace.
If you believe you have been discriminated against in the workplace, call Hepworth & Associates at 801-872-2222 to schedule your consultation with an experienced employment law attorney today.