Salt Lake City Disability Lawyers
Disabilities Under Utah Law
Utah and Federal laws both protect persons with disabilities from discrimination in the workplace. These laws provide persons with disabilities in Salt Lake City equal opportunities for getting hired and being advanced in ther respective professions. Disability laws also require employers to include reasonable accomodations in order that disabled people may correctly perform their job.
Utah Employment for the Disabled
Discrimination against disabled individuals is illegal under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), whether the employer is the government or a private agency. When making decisions regarding hiring, job assignment, or promotions, employers in Utah cannot consider a citizen's disability.
In addition to equal treatment, Salt Lake City employers must also provide any special equipment the disabled may need to perform their duties, as long as the cost of the equipment is reasonable. Employers are also prohibited under the act from discrimination based on a person's relation to persons with a disability or special needs.
When do I need an Attorney in Salt Lake City?
In Salt Lake City there are various lawyers who specialize in the laws regulating employment and disabilities law. Consult a lawyer who can help you make decisions on your next course of action should difficulties present themselves.
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Life in Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City, Utah is the capital of, and largest city in, the state of Utah. It is also the county seat of Salt Lake County. It has a population of about 180,000 people in the city proper, and its greater urban area has a population of over 2 million people.
Salt Lake City was established as the center of Mormon settlement in the Utah Territory, with the first permanent settlement being established in 1847. Disputes quickly sprung up between the settlers and the federal government, largely over the former Mormon practice of polygamy (marrying multiple wives to a single man), which the religion was believed to encourage or mandate at the time. As part of an agreement to end these disputes, Utah (and the Mormon Church) banned polygamy, as a condition of Utah's admission to the Union.
Modernly, Salt Lake City is a thriving medium-sized city, and it is one of the main population and economic centers in the Mountain West. Its economy is largely service-based. Utah is known for having some of the best skiing conditions in North America, so winter tourism is a major sector in the local economy.
If you live in Salt Lake City, Utah, and need an attorney, it's very likely that you'll be able to find one who's right for you. Salt Lake City, Utah lawyers are used to handling a wide variety of cases, with great variation in sophistication.