Private employers. The Utah Antidiscrimination Act prohibits employment practices that discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions, age (40 or older), religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity, unless there is bona fide occupational qualification or a requirement for government security reasons (UT Code Sec. 34A-5-106 et seq.). Generally, physical exam policies are unlawful if they screen out or otherwise discriminate against a particular group, for example, if exams are required of older job applicants but not younger ones. The Act covers employers with 15 or more employees.
Public employers. The State Employee's Family and Medical Leave Rules and Disability Bias requires state agencies to consult with the Division of Risk Management before denying an employee a request for a reasonable accommodation. The agency may request a fitness-for-duty medical evaluation (UT Admin. Code Sec. R477-8-15).