Does the Anti-Discrimination Act Protect You At Work?
Did you know that you are not protected under the Utah Anti-discrimination Act if you work for an employer that has less than 15 employees? There must be a minimum of 15 employees, for your employer to be held accountable to anti-discrimination laws and to file a claim under Utah state law. This includes sexual harassment.
Many states have anti-discrimination laws that cover workplaces with fewer than 15 employees. Utah is not one of them. But YOU can help change that.
The Utah Women’s Coalition is seeking stories of individual experiences of discrimination or harassment at small workplaces (those that employ less than 15 employees). This includes overt discrimination, such as when you have not been promoted/hired or fired when you are more qualified or have performed better than someone who is not in your protected class. It also includes harassment, like being subjected to name calling or offensive visual depictions, and subtle experiences, such as a prospective employer asking you how many children you have or if you plan to get pregnant, whether you need time off for any medical appointments, or if you understand English.
Please use your voice to help promote good policy in Utah for all. No business, regardless of size, should be able to legally discriminate in the workplace.
CALL TO ACTION
- Complete a survey for the Utah Women’s Coalition by clicking here. Your responses to this survey will be kept confidential and will help us better understand the impact on individuals in Utah who have no legal remedy when faced with experiences of workplace discrimination. This survey will only take a couple minutes to complete.