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Being terminated for a disability or tis case taking prescribed medication for a disability may violate both federal and State law.
If your employer has 15 employees or more his conduct may be in violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA).
The act prohibits private employers from discriminating against qualified individuals with disabilities in job, hiring, firing, and in other aspects of employment. Under the ADA an individual with a disability is a person who:
An employer is required to make a reasonable accommodation to employee if it would not impose an "undue hardship" on the operation of the employer's business. Allowing you to take medication is such an accommodation if it does not impair your performance on the job
Utah also has laws that may protect you from being fired because of a disability. The Utah Anti discrimination Act of 1965, Utah Code Title 34 A chapter prohibits employment discrimination on disability as well as the other typical factors. The number of employees may not be a factor under state law.
The Utah Anti discrimination & Labor Division's Employment Discrimination section of the Utah labor department is empowered enforce the anti discrimination laws both federal and state. You should contact their office to file a complaint against your employer.
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