On March 12, 2015, Governor Herbert signed SB 296 into law. This legislation adds the words "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" to Utah's anti-discrimination laws effectively establishing workplace and housing protections for transgender Utahns.
The law applies to all employers in Utah that have 15 or more employees, including the State of Utah, local governments and school districts. Note: It does not apply to any religious organizations.
Both private and public sector employers have been incorporating protections for transgender employees--long before the passage of SB 296 because they see it as a business imperative and as an important component of their diversity initiatives.
Many local business need help navigating the successful implementation of adopting transgender inclusive internal policies.
TEA of Utah has years of experience providing trainings, professional seminars, and has helped some of Utah's largest employers draft internal policies and provide comprehensive sensitivity trainings. Our Executive Director is licensed therapist, PHD Candidate, and has trained large and small business, Legislators, school boards, student groups, and many local community groups.
All trainings are tailored to your unique working environment, and begin with a personalized consultation to determine the best solution for your business and budget.