Freedom of religion in the workplace, in the government and everywhere else: Part 1, The Basics.

A lot of businesses downplay religion in the workplace. Many individuals also believe that the government downplays religion, that is a major factor to what gives businesses this justification in the first place. However, there is a distinction between what the government is ruling on when it takes religion out of the government and when a business does. Religious freedom in the workplace is a federal right that is enumerated in the constitution and further expounded through federal acts. It has been there since the inception of the constitution. However, there are many individuals that do not know that the 14th amendment and religious freedom right in the bill of rights protects them from r

Pregnancy in the workplace

Under federal law, women are protected from being retaliated against, terminated and harassed among other things when it comes to pregnancy in the workplace. Despite the legal protections that individuals are afforded and forbidding businesses from such retaliatory actions, the harsh reality is that some businesses do not follow the law. Because of this, it leads to important ethical questions on what to do when faced with a question from an employer and what the best course of action should be moving forward. The newest U.S. Supreme Court Judge Gorsuch asked this question in his legal ethics class to talk out with students how and why they would respond to a certain situation. This type of

Why no-one wants to get married.

When I started my own firm here in Salt Lake City, I did what I knew how to do, criminal and family law. With family law, there is tons to do, but no one has the means to do it? Why, because the legal system is out of synch with the current market and needs for family law. It is easy to get married. You just got to the county, file a fee and get a certificate. It is a much bigger headache to get out of a divorce. To some, many people see this as a good idea as they want to ensure that a big mistake isn’t being made that will have lasting effects on the couple and more especially on their children and other family members around them. As a result, there is a whole line of fiery hoops that ind

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We help individuals solve their legal employment law problems all the Northern Utah region including Utah County, Summit County, Salt Lake County, Davis County and Weber County. Brian K. Jackson was nominated by the American Institute of Legal Advocates as a Rising Star in the field of Employment Law in 2018 as well as "Lawyers of Distinction" in 2018 and 2019 and recognition as one of the Top 40 under 40 Employment law attorneys by the American Academy of Attorneys in 2018 and 2019 as well as the top 40 under 40 attorneys in employment law by the Association of American Trial Lawyers in 2018. The firm was selected as "10 Best Law Firm" for Utah in 2019. Brian K. Jackson was also expert recommended as one of the top 3 employment lawyers in Salt Lake City by threebestrated.com. Brian was selected by the National Trial Lawyers as a Top 40 under 40 lawyer in Utah in 2020.