Workplace Discrimination Involving Small Businesses

A small business is a workplace with less than 15 employees

The Utah Anti-discrimination Act is a state law that provides a legal remedy for employees who face workplace discrimination or harassment based on one or more protected classes (race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or age). This includes experiences of sexual harassment. The Utah Anti-discrimination Act does not permit employees who work for employers who have less than 15 employees to file against those employers.

The Utah Women’s Coalition is seeking stories on individual experiences of discrimination or harassment at small workplaces (those that employ less than 15 employees). This includes overt discrimination, such as when you have not been promoted/hired or fired when you are more qualified or have performed better than someone who is not in your protected class. It also includes harassment, like being subjected to name calling or offensive visual depictions. It also includes subtle experiences, such as a prospective employer asking you how many children you have or if you plan to get pregnant, whether you need time off for any medical appointments, or if you understand English.

Your responses to this survey will be kept confidential and will help us better understand the impact on individuals in Utah who have no legal remedy when faced with experiences of workplace discrimination.

This survey will only take a couple minutes to complete.

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