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  • Utah Employment Law Letter

    It’s rare for an employer to announce that it is illegally discriminating against someone. An employee who is a victim of illegal discrimination most often is left with only circum­stantial evidence of the discrimination. But circumstantial evi­dence is still good evidence, and our discrimination laws are designed to enable employees to use circumstantial evidence to hold employers liable for improper discrimination. Therefore, it’s important to know how circumstantial evidence can be used against you and to take appropriate steps to ensure not only that there’s no evidence of illegal discrimination but that no illegal discrimination actually occurred. A recent decision from the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah throws some light on these points

    October 2017
  • Utah Employment Law Letter

    While sitting in prison in 1642, the English poet Richard Lovelace penned his most famous lines: “Stone walls do not a prison make, nor iron bars a cage.” While Lovelace’s words about the nature and power of the human spirit are stirring and speak to our highest sense of humanity, the more mundane truth is that prisons are made from stone walls and iron bars. Prisons are also prisons thanks to the strict rules, regulations, and policies they operate under. In a recent dispute between the Utah Department of Corrections (UDOC) and one of its correctional officers, the state learned that not only the inmates but also the state itself should follow those strict rules strictly. The dispute involved a correctional facility, but its resolution provides guidance for all public employers.

    September 2017

Events

  • Answering Questions and Resolving Conflicts: Recent Efforts to Preserve Religious Liberty
    September 28, 2016
  • Utah Eminent Domain Law
    August 2016