Sandy Wrongful Termination Lawyers
When is a Job Termination Considered Wrongful in Utah?
The majority of employment relationships in Utah fall into the category of "at-will" employment. This type of setup means that either employer or the employee is free to end the employment at any time they desire. In "at will" employment, the only general exception is that the reasons for termination must not be illegal or in violation of the law.
Employment that does not fall into the category of "at will" is not subject to the same restrictions. Therefore, it is important that you identify what type of employment arrangement you are involved in. If an employment contract specifying a time for employment is involved for your work arrangements, then employment is not "at will", and termination can only be done following the terms of the contract.
What are the Illegal Grounds for Terminating At Will Employment in Utah?
In a Utah at-will employment, discrimination is the most common illegal ground for terminating an employee. Termination by an employer cannot be done on the basis of race, nationality, gender, or religion. An employer also may not fire an at-will employee in retaliation for the employee starting an investigation into discrimination or filing a legal claim of discrimination against the Sandy employer.
Furthermore, employers are prohibited by the Family and Medical Leave act from firing those employees who take leave in order to address family or medical concerns. Lastly, employers cannot fire employees who are simply exercising a legal right, performing an obligation under law, or refusing to do an illegal act.
Do I Need�a Utah Attorney�for My Wrongful Termination Case?
A local Sandy, Utah attorney can better inform you about whether a wrongful termination has occurred, and will also help in gathering the appropriate documents for your case. There may also be unique procedures that an attorney can shepherd you through.
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Life in SandySandy, Utah is a city in Salt Lake County. It has a population of about 96,000 people, making it the fifth-largest city in Utah. It is generally considered a suburb of Salt Lake City, but definitely has its own character. Sandy, Utah saw its first major economic boom in the mid 1800s, when it became a center for mining. Its economy remained stable for a very long time, until the 1960s, when rapid growth again took place, giving it its current character.
Sandy, Utah has developed a thriving commercial center that runs along a few of its main streets, and has many locally-owned businesses, such as retailers and restaurants. Sandy is largely considered a bedroom community for Salt Lake City, and this is a somewhat accurate comparison.
Many residents of Sandy do work in the larger Salt Lake City, which is a major economic center for the region, and for them, Sandy could be viewed as a "bedroom community" - a city or town which is almost entirely residential, with the main purpose of its existence being a place to live for people who work in a larger nearby city.
If you live in Sandy, Utah and need an attorney, you won't have much trouble finding one. Sandy, Utah lawyers are able to handle just about any case that a resident of Sandy might face.