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Unlawful Discrimination

Complaints must be filed in writing within 180 days after an alleged unlawful practice has occurred. Click appropriate link for a copy of the complaint form.

The discrimination must occur in UNINCORPORATED SALT LAKE COUNTY. Call County Planning and Development Office at 385-468-6700 with the address of where the discrimination took place to confirm it is in unincorporated Salt Lake County. 

Unlawful Discrimination Complaint Forms

The administrator has 5 working days to give written notice and a copy of the complaint to Respondent.

The respondent has 15 working days after mailing of the notice to file a written, signed and verified informal answer to the complaint.

Response Forms for Discrimination Complaints

The administrator will determine if alleged discrimination occurred in unincorporated Salt Lake County and is within the parameters of the ordinance. 

Typically, the process is as follows:

  1. Administrator begins the investigation 
  2. Requests documents 
  3. Takes statements 
  4. May inspect premises 
  5. May request that the Mayor issue a subpoena 
  6. The administrator schedules conciliation between the “Complainant” and the “Respondent” 
  7. Administrator facilitates the conciliation and a conciliation agreement is signed by the “Complainant” and “Respondent” 
  8. If no conciliation agreement is signed and the Administrator finds a violation of the Salt Lake County ordinance the Administrator refers the case to the District Attorney’s Office Guidelines.

For more detailed information Call Emma Houston at 385-468-7014. 

A complaint can be filed for Employment Discrimination if:

  • The place of employment is in the unincorporated boundaries of Salt Lake County. (You may call the County Office of Planning and Development with the address to confirm) 
  • The employer has employed fifteen or more employees for each working day in each of twenty or more calendar weeks in the current or preceding calendar year 
  • The employer is not a religious organization or an expressive association or the U.S. Government or the State of Utah 

     

A complaint can be filed for Housing Discrimination if: 

  • The housing is in the unincorporated boundaries of Salt Lake County. (You may call the County Recorder’s office with the address to confirm) 
  • The owner has 4 or more rentals 
  • The owner owns 4 or more single family dwellings 
  • The owner has sold 2 or more single dwellings within the past 24 months 
  • The housing is not owned by a religious organization or a non-profit organization or a charitable organization or the U.S. Government or the State of Utah