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Utah Wrongful Termination

Although Utah is an at-will employment state—meaning companies can terminate employees for almost any reason and with no advanced warning—there are certain circumstances when it's unlawful for for an employer to dismiss an employer. Talk to an employment lawyer or wrongful termination attorney immediately if you think you've been unlawfully dismissed from your job.

When Is a Termination Unlawful?

Although it may not seem fair if you're let go from your job with little or no warning, in most instances it's perfectly legal. But there are instances when it's unlawful, and these situations are called wrongful terminations or wrongful dismissals.

Under Utah law, four situations can be described as wrongful terminations:

  1. If you're a union member and are terminated in violation of your union's collective bargaining agreement
  2. If you are a victim of discrimination and are terminated for discriminatory reasons
  3. If you were dismissed from your job for exercising a right granted to you by law, such as serving on a jury, or filing a discrimination complaint or workers' compensation claim
  4. If you have a written or implied employment contract and were dismissed in violation of what job agreement

How can you respond if you think you've been wrongfully dismissed from your job? The first thing you should do is hire a wrongful termination lawyer.

Your next step will depend on the specific circumstances of your situation. That's because different types of wrongful dismissals have different legal responses. For example, if you were terminated despite having a job contract, you can file a civil breach of contract lawsuit in civil court. But if you are discrimination victim, then your lawyer will guide you through the process of filing a discrimination complaint with the Utah Antidiscrimination & Labor Division or U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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