ODHR - Mayor's Anti-Discrimination Campaign - Discrimination Claims
Sexual Orientation Discrimination
Chapter 10.04 of the Salt Lake City code forbids discrimination in employment on the basis of gender, perceived or actual sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.
How to File a Claim
If you feel an employer in Salt Lake City has discriminated against you based on your perceived or actual sexual orientation or gender identity, you will need to fill out an intake form and contact:
Salt Lake City Corporation
P.O. Box 145464
Salt Lake City, UT, 84114-5464
451 South State Street, Room 115,
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-5464
For more detailed information on how to file a claim visit the city's nondiscrimination ordinance website.
The city provides information on frequently asked questions about the sexual orientation nondiscrimination ordinance.
Discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, nation of origin, sex, age, or disability can be prosecuted on both the federal and state level.
The Utah Antidiscrimination Act of 1965 prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of race; color; sex; pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions; age; religion; national origin; or disability.
The Utah Labor Commission's Antidiscrimination and Labor Division enforces the Antidiscrimination Act and is authorized to act on behalf of the EEOC (see below) in the state of Utah.
If you believe you have been discriminated against in your employment, visit the Antidiscrimination and Labor Division section of the Utah Labor Commission's website. Make sure to read the section about what constitutes discrimination. To file a discrimination claim with the Labor Commission, you will need to fill out an intake questionnaire and set up an intake interview. If your case is accepted, the Labor Commission will file a Charge of Discrimination on your behalf. For more information and to schedule an intake interview, click here.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), religion, national origin, age (40 and over), disability, or genetic information. If you believe you have been discriminated on the basis of one of these characteristics in the state of Utah, try to file a claim with the Utah Labor Commission first (see above). To find out if you have a basis for a claim, click here.
If you believe you are a victim, witness, or any other concerned party to an instance of discrimination, call our anonymous hotline: 801-521-EQUL (3785).
Find out about your rights as an employee on the frequently asked questions page.
Did you know that 127 cases of race discrimination were filed in 2009? Visit the facts and statistics page for more information.
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